Fennel

Sweet or Green Fennel

Sweet or Green Fennel

Taste is a softer and nuttier version of anise.

Seeds used in sauces, fish, stir frys, rice, marinades and breads.

Chop leaves over salads, fish,  veggies, soups, eggs and stuffings.

Use flowers in salads and pickles.

Favorite food of Monarch caterpillars.

 

growing

 

Bronze Fennel

Bronze Fennel

ANNUAL

FULL SUN

Plant in well drained soil and water when dry

Pinch back to promote bushiness

 

harvesting

 

Harvest leaves, flowers & seeds at any time.

Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.

Looses flavor when dried.

 

 

health-uses

 

Digestive Aid – tea relieves nausea, constipation and indigestion and also reduces appetite.

Chew seeds to relieve indigestion. sweeten breath and stop hunger.

 

 

recipes

 

Tea – Steep one teaspoon of seeds in a cup of boiling water

 

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