Fennel - common
A plant of the carrot family with feathery leaves and robust bulb. Fennel has a strong aniseed flavour and is grown for both the bulb and seeds.
Sow 1cm deep direct in the garden; Space 30 cm apart; Germination period between 7-10 days; Soil temperatures between 10˚C and 25˚C; Harvest time approx. 14 - 15 weeks.
For best results, plant in rich, well drained soil in full sun. Fennel is a tall growing plant that can reach up to 1.5m in height. If growing for seed, the heads will need staking for support.Seed quantity - 60