Saturday, April 19, 2008

Home grown Fennel


One thing I thought would be interesting to try and grow is fennel. I was surprised at how well it grew in this lousy soil. Here's a picture of me with one of the larger bulbs. The best part is - I leave the stump in the ground after cutting the bulb off and 6 or 8 more fennel bulbs spring up around it. Crazy! I don't have to replant it! Hopefully it will live through the summer - it's quite sensitive to the heat. It grew like mad through the cool winter.

Maddi's checking out the birds from "shotgun position".

2 comments:

hose head said...

You don't eat the bulb, do you? They say that to grow herbs you simply need to find a sunny spot and can grow them on the back of a board. No dirt needed. So herbs may be the best thing you can grow in your soil.

spaceJASE said...

We used the bulbs in several recipes AJ found - soup among other things. The greens went to the worms. :)