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About This Plant...
Genus and species:Foeniculum vulgare
Height and width:48-80 inches high; 36 inches wide
Location and soil:sun; moist, well-drained soil
Uses:young leaves and stems in salads and vegetables; egg recipes; bulbs can be cooked as a vegetable; dried seeds flavor desserts, pickles, baked goods, candy
Time needed to reach transplant size:4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden:after last spring frost
When to sow outdoors:after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Days to maturity:90 days
Spacing between plants:10-12 inches
Spacing between rows:36 inches
Harvest:pick fresh leaves and stems as needed; store by chopping foliage and placing in ice cube trays, filling trays with water, and freezing; for seeds, cut flower heads, let dry, then shake seeds out and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips:plants may need support, especially when in flower