- 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