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Fennel (Sweet Florence) Gardening Tips and Advice

A popular favorite for Italian cooking, sweet Florence fennel, which resembles dill, does not grow as tall as common fennel, but this variety likes plenty of sunlight and well-drained, fertilized soil.


 

Planting Fennel

Plant your seeds right after the last frost; if you want a fall crop, plant the seeds in late summer. Space seeds 1-2 inches apart in rows 2 feet apart and cover with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep the soil moist for about 7-14 days until plants emerge. When plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin or transplant them 1 foot apart in the row. When the plants are half grown, add soil around the plants to protect the bulbs. Pick the seeds when they are ripe.

Botanical Garden discusses interesting facts about and medicinal uses of fennel.

 

Tips for growing other vegetables:

Pumpkins
Lettuce
Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Spinach
Peppers
Parsnips
Turnips
Okra
Melons
Broccoli

Tips for growing other herbs:

Sage
Rosemary
Parsley
Garlic
Chives
Dill
Basil
Cilantro
Saw Palmetto

Thyme
Oregano
Lemon Balm
Calendula

Lavender
Catnip
Chamomile
Mint
Marjoram
Sesame
Ginger
Nasturtium
French Tarragon
Fennel



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