Fennel is a great herb because of its versatility. Fennel leaves and seeds can be dried and used as seasoning, or you can sprinkling fresh fennel on some of your favorite dishes. From a little seed to a beautiful flourishing forrest, here's everything you need to know about caring for a fennel plant.
Starting with a seed
Fennel needs a rich, well drainable soil, which is why our SeedPods are a perfect alternative to soil. Fennels enjoy a sunny environment that isn't too hot. Planting in your SmallGarden indoors will provide the best environment for your plant. Fennel seeds need darkness in order to germinate so be sure to cover the hole in your SeedPod with excess SeedPod material.
Caring for your fennel plant
Fennel seeds are quick to germinate so you could see them sprouting within 1 week! Fennel does not experience a lot of trouble with pests or diseases so if you are looking to transplant your fennel outdoors it should be able to stay healthy for a while. However, fennel is more susceptible to root rot than other plants so make sure your fennel plant is not getting over watered.
Harvesting your fennel
Your fennel is ready to be harvested once it has become well established. Don't trim off too many plants at once though or it could harm the plant. Continue to water your plant after harvesting so it will continue to produce leaves!
Uses for your fennel
It's finally time for you to enjoy this delicious and versatile herb. Fennel can be sprinkled in salads, meat or fish, and soups!