Provides an aniseed flavour to dishesLeaves, seeds and stems can all be harvested. Leaves have mild flavour, stems and seeds are stronger. Herbs are so easy you don't even need a garden! Just a few in pots on the patio or windowsill will add that little extra to a dish.
Botanical Name: Foeniculum vulgare
Contents: 250 seeds
Sow Outdoors: March to May
Flower/Harvest: June to October
Hints and Tips: Outdoors: sow thinly, March-May, where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Thin seedlings to 30cm apart. Water well until plants are established. Keep moist and weed free. If desired, plants can be kept smaller by pinching back regularly. Harvest: June-October. Pick leaves and stems as required. Harvest ripe seeds once they have turned brown.