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Growing Florence Fennel, also Finocchio

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12 May 12 Heather Houston (Australia - temperate climate)
We have just purchased a home with an old herb garden, I am sure that fennel is growing but it doesnt have the bulb - it has been left overgrown for years. What should I do pull it all out or persevere?
01 Jul 12 Melody (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Heather, I think I've heard that Bulb Fennel can have male or female plants for example some will fillout to a bulb and others will stay sort of flat. If thats not the case then its possible you actually have a Dill plant! I'd persever and see what you get and dry some of the fronds for kitchen use.
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