Grow it from seedlings or sow directly outside.
Distance between plants
At least 40 cm (15 in) between rows and at least 30 cm (12 in) between the plants in a row.
1 to 2 plants per person.
Time of planting
End of May for seedlings and June directly outside. It germinates in 10 to 16 days.
With home compost or wood ash. In growth stage with nettle or comfrey brew.
Water in drought to keep enough moisture. Use organic mulch.
Florence fennel’s good neighbors
Peas, cucumbers, sweet corn, lettuce, mint.
Florence fennel’s bad neighbors
Beans, tomato, parsnip, parsley, cumin, lovage.
Diseases and pests
Wireworms, carrot fly.
Florence fennel’s storage
Leaves and tubers regularly when needed. Roots can be left in the soil and they shoot a few more sprouts.
The whole plant is useful. Grate fresh tuber for salads or soups. The leaves, flowers and seeds serve as a spice or tea.
The soil has to be soil and moist enough. If it is sown too early, it flowers. The seedlings are cultivated at 20-25 °C (68-77 °F). To get white tubers, wrap with cardboard during the swelling process.
It is a part of the carrot family, related to carrots and many herbs. Its essential oil disinfects the digestive system.