FENNEL (Fothergills)


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.