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About This Plant...
Family: Umbelliferae
Genus and species: Foeniculum vulgare
Plant type: perennial
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
Propagation methods: seeds
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 4-6 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time:
Germination temp.:
Days to maturity: 90 days
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 10-12 inches
Spacing between rows: 36 inches
Growing On...
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

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