FENNEL GROWING GUIDANCE
What To Expect (Day 1) :
Fennel is an anise flavored herb that has thin stems and beautiful bronze feathery fronds, great for both their unique flavor profile and decorative appearance. Fronds are the needle-like frilly leaves that grow from the stalks of the plant. You should expect to see your feathery fennel sprout fronds in just a few weeks, and you can begin to harvest once the plant reaches approximately 4 inches tall.
Touchpoint 1 (Day 20) :
Your fennel should have reached about 4 inches tall by now. You can now begin to harvest small quantities of fronds as desired. To harvest, snip at the base of the fennel stems about 1 inch above the SeedPod surface. Make sure to trim the outer edges of the plants that you wish to harvest, never taking more than one-third of the stems on one plant. Once trimmed, you can remove the fronds (needle-like leaves) from the thicker stems or keep them intact. Once your fennel grows taller, you can begin to harvest larger quantities.
Harvest (Day 45) :
Your fennel can continue to regrow for a long period of time if you maintain it as advised. If you’re ready for a total harvest of your fennel plant, create a bundle of the stems and hold while snipping across at the base of the fennel stems about 1 inch above the SeedPod surface. Once trimmed, you can remove the fronds (needle-like leaves) from the thicker stems or keep them intact. We suggest only harvesting what you plan to use immediately, however you can also harvest all of your fennel to dry out the fronds and store as a dried herb.