With the new month approaching this means big changes in the garden- new vegetables, and flowers will be coming in. A vegetable I think we should plant in the garden this February is fennel, fennel is part of the carrot family, its also a flowering plant species and a perennial herb with yellow flowers and feathery leaves. Its also a very flavorful herb with culinary and medicinal purposes.

You can find two methods of propagation when researching how to grow fennel. Plants may be divided but it isn’t as easy as other garden plants and often proves unsatisfactory. The fennel herb has a long tap root that doesn’t like to be divided or moved

Planting fennel by seed is the easier option seeds can be sown as the soil warms in the spring. soaking your seeds for a day or two before sowing will ensure better germination. Make sure to keep area moist, plant seeds 12-18 inches apart, then they should begin flowering after 90 days.

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