Fennel Wild Common - Seeds
Common name: Peucedanum grande
Color: brown or green
Bloom time: Late Spring/Early Summer
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Fennel does not transplant well. Direct sow your fennel seeds after the last frost of the season. Sow seeds about an inch deep and 10-12 inches apart. Rows should be spaced 3 feet apart. Water well until seeds germinate, usually within 7 – 14 days. You can also plant seeds closer together and thin once they become established.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 50° F and 70° F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- It grows wild as an invasive species on roadsides and hillsides in many coastal areas but wild fennel is quite different from domestic fennel and does not produce bulbs.
- Here are some tips on how to grow fennel in your home garden.
Harvesting: Fennel takes about 80-100 days to mature.
- Fennel should be watered regularly, about twice per week during dry spells.
- Keep the soil moist but never soggy.
- Avoid root rot by never over watering.
- Best to let the soil nearly dry out before giving it a good, long soak.
Use a few inches or organic mulch, like straw or wood chips, around each fennel plant.
- This will keep weeds down and preserve moisture in the soil.
- Unverified information The infusion of the fruit is used in doses of ½ to 1 ounce like that of fennel seeds, as carminative, diuretic and stimulant in flatulency, gastric and intestinal disorders etc.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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