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
ROTATIONIt is grown in the root vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow in a nursery bed in April for transplanting during a waning crescent moon in May and June.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSThe fennel doesn't really like being planted near cabbage, coriander or tomatoes.
DISEASES AND PARASITESNo particular malady.
ADVICEIt is possible to 'blanch' the plants to make the bulbs more tender.