Thursday, April 7, 2016
F is for Fennel
Last year I planted several of the saved seeds and managed to get one pretty good plant that survived. It spent the winter in the greenhouse and I recently planted it in with some of my other herbs in front of the potting shed. It's not nearly as big as the mother plant, but it's already sending out a seed head!
I love the smell of fennel and have used the seeds in a few recipes, mostly on fish and bread sticks. I've read that tea from these seeds is good for an upset stomach and some say it's good for hypertension.
I don't have much experience with growing fennel other then this, but it's a beautiful plant, even if you just have it in the landscape. Feathery and fragrant -- can't beat that combination!