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Practical Horticulture for Busy People.
About This Plant...
Genus and species:Pimpinella anisum
Height and width:18-24 inches high; 12 inches wide
Location and soil:sun; dry, well-drained soil
Uses:fresh leaves in salads; seeds in soups, stews, sauces, cosmetics, desserts, baking, candy
Time needed to reach transplant size:does not transplant well
When to transplant to garden:
When to sow outdoors:after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Days to maturity:75 days
Spacing between plants:6-8 inches
Spacing between rows:24 inches
Harvest:pick fresh leaves as needed; for seeds, cut flower heads when seeds mature and put in a single layer on paper towels in a dry, airy place; rub umbels in hands to remove seeds, then sift them out and store in an airtight jar
Growing tips:plant in a protected spot, sheltered from wind