Vegetables > Florence Fennel

How to grow Florence fennel:

Name
Foeniculum vulgare.

Family
Umbelliferae.

Seeds
Buy Organic Florence Fennel Seeds from The Green Chronicle (Pay in $US, £, Euro).

Florence fennel is a fleshy bulb with an interesting aniseed flavour. it can be steamed or boiled and served with a creamy sauce or used raw in salads.

Sow Florence fennel in mid spring to late summer in shallow drills 18 inches apart. As the seedlings become large enough to handle thin them to 8 inches between each plant. It is best to sow Florence fennel seeds successively in small quantities.

Keep the plants well watered. When the bulbs begin to swell to about 2 inches in diameter, earth them up.

Cut and use Florence fennel about 3 weeks after earthing up.