How to harvest Sweet Fennel
Blanch the fennels bulbs by covering the plant base with soil. The bulbs will begin to thicken towards the end of the summer. Harvest the bulbs in autumn when they are about 10 cm in diameter. It is important to keep the plant well watered to encourage it
How to propagate Sweet Fennel
Planting fennel is easy as seeds can be sown directly into garden soil. Seeds can also be grown in containers and should be covered with a thin layer of potting soil.
Fennel plants can be divided and moved as soon as top growth appears in the new season.
Special features of Sweet Fennel
Attracts useful insects
Florence fennel attracts the mouse moth and the anise swallowtail.
Other uses of Sweet Fennel
Culinary, medicinal, cosmetic
Leaves, flowers, seeds and bulbs are edible and used as a herb, spice or veggetable.