Asked on Oct 7, 2017

How to grow fennel (anise) bulbs?

Janet PizaroVma7526798

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  • Vma7526798
    on Oct 7, 2017

    I clicked too soon - I wanted to add that I've tried the last 2 summers to grow them from starters that I got at the local garden store. My garden is limited to big pots on the deck because that gets the best sun. I thought that maybe I had planted them too closely last year so I gave them more room this year. I get lovely tops with lots of stuff I can put in my cooking. But I never get bulbs - just a bunch of twisted roots around a very small (like less than 1") nub. I live at 6,200' and we have coolish summers but I waited till it warmed up. So what did I do wrong? I have a great recipe for fennel bulbs au gratin that I want to try.
    • Vma7526798
      on Oct 7, 2017

      Ok it looks as if I have the one that shoots up very tall and is used as an herb but doesn't make bulbs. I have used lots of the herb part in cooking. What a great resource that web site is. Thanks so much.
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