Fennel Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Apiaceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Warm season
Typical Zones Grown In:
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Direct Sow, Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
April, May, July, June
When to Start Indoors:
March,April,May,June
Sprouting Time:
7-10
Soil Temperature (C):
15-21
Depth:
1cm (½”)
Spacing (cm):
15
Row Spacing (cm):
15
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade, Full Sun
Maturity Time:
60-80
When To Harvest:
June, July, August
How to Harvest:
Gather the fronds to use in salads and dressings. Use the seeds in baking. These plants will self-sow readily and become a weed if the seed heads are not removed in the fall.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves, stalk, bulb, seeds
Potential Health Benefits:
Nutrient-Dense, Antioxidant, Weight Loss, Heart Health, Cancer-Fighting , antibacterial , Anti-Inflammatory, mental health, Menopausal Symptoms

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
What Plants to Avoid:
Common Pests:
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
These plants will self-sow readily and become a weed if the seed heads are not removed in the fall. It's a good idea to grow fennel away from all plants, potentially in containers or grow bags. Fennel will inhibit growth in most plants

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