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Florence fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fennel is a biennial herb grown as an annual
The bulb is used as a vegetable
It is from the umbelliferae family like the carrot

fennel

ROTATION

It is grown in the root vegetable bed.

CULTIVATION

Sow in a nursery bed in April for transplanting during a waning crescent moon in May and June.

NEIGHBOURING PLANTS

The fennel doesn't really like being planted near cabbage, coriander or tomatoes.

DISEASES AND PARASITES

No particular malady.

ADVICE

It is possible to 'blanch' the plants to make the bulbs more tender.