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Fennel Doux De Florence Seed

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Fennel Doux De Florence Seed - Irish Plants Direct
 
This bulbous vegetable has tall feathery foliage that can be used as herb fennel.
 
Grow in the vegetable garden for its attractive swollen roots with a mild aniseed flavour and a texture like celery. 
 
Seed Qty 2gram
 
Sow April - June
Germination 14 - 21 days
Loam or sandy soil that's neural
Harvest September - October 
Companion plants fennel does not make a good companion plant for any vegetable and is best grown in a bed on it's own
Harvest the leaves from July and lift the bulbs from September
A good source of vitamin C and fibre
Use in Salads, roasting, braising and casseroles
 
Sow into well raked prepared fertile soil between April - May.
 
The drills should be around 2cm deep and well watered sow the seed thinly each drill should be around 40cm apart.
 
Thin out the seedlings to 25cm when they emerge usually between 7 - 21 days to grow on. Earth up the roots when the bulbs begin to swell to preserve the whiteness and flavour of the bulb keep the plants well watered in warm weather.
 
They do not like Root disturbance. 
 
All parts of the plant can be eaten. 
 
 
 
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