Wild Fennel is a bit different to the general variety of fennel, in that it doesn’t produce a white bulb at the base.
This wild variety is more of a herb than a vegetable, and it is mostly the leaves, seeds and flowers that are utilised.
It is best to cut it back hard every now and then to keep it growing well and to maximise the yield, especially if you are harvesting it mainly for the new leaf growth. It has a delicious aniseed/licorice flavour, the young leaves are best since the older ones do become tough.
Plant seeds just under the surface of a well drained mix in full sun or part shade. Keep moist until germination in 1-2 weeks. Separate seedlings when large enough and plant in a deep pot. Will grow in part shade or full sun.
10 seeds per packet
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