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Fennel

CULTURE: Direct seed mid-spring through early summer, 10 seeds/ft., rows 18" apart. Thin seedlings to 6" apart. Cell-type containers can also be used to grow transplants. Disturbing the roots causes bolting. Fertile, regularly irrigated, well-drained soil and cool temperatures (below 75F (24C)) produce the best bulbs. Clip off any seed stalks that may form.
HARVEST: When base thickens. Use sharp pruners to cut bulb free just above taproot. Trim leaf blades/petioles about 1-2" above bulb to prep for sale or storage.
STORAGE: Best at 32F (0C) with 95% RH.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 500'/oz.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 4,000 plants/oz.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ: avg. 7,000.
MINI: Avg. 200 seeds, sows 16'.


Fennel


THE BENEFITS OF FENNEL

Rich in phytoestrogens, Fennel is often used for colic, wind, irritable bowel, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, suppressing appetite, breast enlargement, promoting menstruation, improving digestive system, milk flow and increasing urine flow. Fennel is also commonly used to treat amenhorrea, angina, asthma, anxiety, depression, heartburn, water retention, lower blood pressure, boost libido, respiratory congestion, coughs and has been indicated for high blood pressure and to boost sexual desire.

Fennel is a useful addition to any of the Breast Enlargement herbs and has an impressive number of other health benefits.

Fennel is also commonly used to treat amenhorrea, angina, asthma, heartburn, high blood pressure and to boost sexual desire. Fennel is a mild appetite suppressant and is used to improve the kidneys, spleen, liver and lungs.

Fennel is an effective treatment for respiratory congestion and is a common ingredient in cough remedies.

It is also used for cancer patients after radiation and chemotherapy treatments to help rebuild the digestive system. Fennel relaxes the smooth muscle lining the digestive tract (making it an antispasmodic). It also helps expel gas.

It is a tested remedy for gas, acid stomach, gout, cramps, colic and spasms. Fennel seed ground and made into tea is believed to be good for snake bites, insect bites or food poisoning. Excellent for obesity. It increases the flow of urine. It is gargled for hoarseness and sore throats.