Fennel

Did you know? Fennel is a cousin of the carrot.
Common name : Fennel
Scientific name : Foeniculum dulce
Family : Apiaceae
Category : Veggies
Type of plant : Perennial
Edible
Edible
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Harvestint

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 150 - 250
pH 7

Identify my foeniculum dulce

A perennial growing to 2.5 m, fennel flowers in panicles of yellow flowers and has fine, tubular upright stems, bearing large alternate leaves, finely cut.

Sow my foeniculum dulce

Outside: Sow in place after the last frost in rich, cool, deep, neutral soil, in the sun, in rows spaced 40 cm apart. Cover with 1 cm of soil / compost. Inside: Sow under shelter in March. In a box filled with fine compost, broadcast seeds, then cover with 1 cm of soil.

Thin out my foeniculum dulce

Thin after plant emergence, keeping only one every 20 cm.

Dibble my foeniculum dulce

Plant the fennel in rows spaced 40 cm apart, every 20 cm in a 5 cm furrow. When growing in pots or planters use a large container - at least 5 liters - filled with potting soil in which you transplant every 20 cm without burying the leaves. Do not put potting soil up to the top of the pot but keep some space - as you will need to earth up the plants a few weeks later.

Hill up my foeniculum dulce

Raise mounds from time to time by bringing some soil around the base, this helps to whiten chicories. If you have mulched around the foot, push the mulch before you raise the monds, then put it back on. Take the opportunity to weed.

Mulch my foeniculum dulce

Mulch your fennel, you will avoid weeding and watering. Use dead leaves or straw preferably.

Water my foeniculum dulce

In pots, water at least twice a week. In open soil, fennel will not require a lot of watering, but if lacking water, it might go to seed. Water regularly after sowing and dibbling - after that, just keep an eye in warm, dry days.

Harvesting my foeniculum dulce

Harvest about three months after sowing, tearing off the feet. The flowers are decorative, so you can keep a plant, it's pretty! If you get flowers, take the opportunity to collect seeds: when the umbels are dry, cut them and beat them in a paper bag!

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