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Image by Ehud Neuhaus

- If you like aniseed then Florence Fennel is a must grow in your garden! Technically not a root or bulb, but instead it is

overlapping leaf stems.

- Florence fennel can be eaten raw or cooked.

Where to grow

- Florence fennel will appreciate well-draining soil. If the soil is waterlogged it can cause the base to rot.

- It can be a hungry plant so make sure the soil is rich and fertile, and for the best growth grow in slightly sandy soil

- Florence Fennel can be slightly challenging to grow so don’t be disheartened if it fails on your first attempt.



- If starting from seed sow during March or April sow indoors at 15*C

- Once the seedling starts to grow plant out in June 30cm apart

Keep rows 30cm apart

- Seeds need warm temperatures to germinate so do not be tempted to start sowing too early if you live in a cooler climate.

- Water regularly and mulch to retain moisture


Cut just above soil level when they are nicely rounded



Finale, Romanesco, Victorio, Zefa Fino

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