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Growing Information:

Fennel

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: Spring through Summer

SEEDING METHOD: Direct or Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun

PLANT HEIGHT: 24-36"

PLANT SPACING: 2-4"

HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 7-10

Habitat and Description


Growing Fennel
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS

Locate a garden area with full sun exposure and good draining soil after your zone's last frost. Rich deep soil produces tender foliage.

Add a general-purpose fertilizer or mulch if needed to enrich the soil. Read directions for application.

Sow seeds 12 inches apart and cover with quarter inch of soil. For row planting space the rows 3 feet apart.

Water soil with a light spray nozzle setting until shoots appear, usually between 1 and 2 weeks, afterwards water once or twice weekly as needed.

Stake the fennel plants in windy locations when 18 inches tall, some plants reach 3 to 4 feet high.

Mulch 4 inches over the plant for winter protection with evergreen boughs, tree leaves or straw.



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.




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