Fennel - Grown and used like celery but with a strong,
anise like flavour. Bulb at the base must be heaped up with soil
to blanch. Use base cooked or raw in salads. Seeds are used to
flavour pastries, sauces and soups. Tender young top leaves combine
well in cheese and fish dishes. Stalks, leaves and seeds may
be combined to make tea. Seeds should be allowed to partially
dry on the plant. Deters slugs. Prefers a dry, sunny location.
Do not plant near dill or coriander.
Maturity: 90 days Habit: Annual Preservation: