Fennel is a hardy, perennial herb that is native to the Mediterranean. It has tall, feathery leaves and small, yellow flowers that are attractive to bees and other pollinators.
To grow fennel be sure to plant it in a location that receives plenty of sunlight. Fennel prefers well-draining soil, so be sure to plant it in a location that does not retain water. Water the plant regularly, but be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot.
Fennel is a low-maintenance herb that can tolerate a range of temperatures. It will benefit from a layer of mulch to help keep the soil moist and cool during the hot summer months. Fertilize the plant with a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer once a month to help promote healthy growth.
Fennel is a versatile herb that can be used in a variety of dishes, including salads, soups, and as a garnish. It has a licorice-like flavor that adds a touch of sweetness to any dish. In addition to its culinary uses, fennel is also known for its medicinal properties and has been used for centuries to aid in digestion and as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. With proper care, your fennel plant will thrive and provide fresh, flavorful herbs for your kitchen for years to come.