I’d never grown fennel before but I suppose there’s always a first time for everything.
The seedlings in the bag looked extremely fragile and I hoped I wouldn’t fail them.
One of the seedlings didn’t make it very far, so I took a closer look at the second.
This survivor looked a little sad, so I moved the pot to another position hoping that it would be happier.
I didn’t even transplant it lest I disturbed it too much. I sat its 2.5 inch pot in the aloe vera trough and hoped it would prefer its new home.
It grew very slowly.
I suppose I like its ferny leaves more than anything. Even if the fennel wasn’t a herb, it would be worthwhile to grow the fennel just for its lovely leaves. If only the base of my fennel was bulbous …
Its ornamental value aside, I should really focus on the fennel’s true calling. Perhaps I should start looking up a good recipe and put the herb to good use.
Care and cultivation: well-drained rich soil, semi to full sun, water moderately, propagate using seeds