Fennel Foeniculum vulgare
The common garden fennel belongs to the Umbel-flowering family with finely cut leaves and yellow flowers. This is an old herb- and medicinal plant from the Mediterranean area where it has been considered to protect against Evil for thousands of years. It is bi-annual and blooms during the second year in a sunny place. The leaves are used as herbs for cheese, fish, sauces and pickles, the stems as asparagus and the almost ripe seeds with their taste of anise for bread, soups and cakes. It should be covered to winter over safely.
SOWING: Sow directly when the soil is warm., not more than 1 cm deep. The seeds need light to grow. Keep 15-40 cm between the plants!
SEEDS: 1 g contains about 200 seeds. A portion yields about 50 plants.