Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» California's Drought
by Kelejan Today at 12:58 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:46 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» Areogardening
by brianj555 Yesterday at 9:42 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:42 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:32 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/13/2017, 7:43 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:15 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm


Search SFG Forum

Fennel? Now?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Fennel? Now?

Post  daryl.weaver on 11/27/2012, 10:28 pm

Has anybody had sfg luck with fennel? Everything from last spring/summer is harvested, and my fall/winter crops (lettuce(s), kale, spinach, mustard greens, swiss chard and savoy cabbage) are all coming along nicely. I was thinking of planting some fennel, but I wonder about enough bed depth. My first gardens performed great with the exception of onions presumably because there isn't enough room for the bulb of the onion and the roots. My experience has been that to have good results, I need 8" of Mel's mix in my beds. I worry that the size of the fennel bulb will yield similar less-than-acceptable results. Also, do you think fennel can be planted in central MS right now?

Male Posts : 104
Join date : 2012-01-10
Age : 55
Location : Madison, MS (zone 8a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Fennel Dilemma

Post  MikeOhlh on 3/26/2013, 9:54 am

I was just deciding about Fennel myself, the conclusion I came to - I will plant it and find out... lol. I am in Central Texas, however, and mine might not have enough time before big heat, where as you in MS might still be too cool. I figure if I try it I can fix my mistakes for next year. This is my first year gardening in Texas, I did it for years in Wash state - the climates are like different planets. I never grew bulb fennel, just the herb which grew like a weed there. I hear that in zones over 7 we should plant in fall (Sept) to keep it from bolting and not bulbing; but I will have to try a few seeds for good measure. If you can start it in a peat pot or equivalant, you could set it out once it warms a little more. They say it doesn't like root disturbances.

Male Posts : 3
Join date : 2013-03-26
Age : 53
Location : Shiner, Tx

View user profile http://ohlhausen.us/wp

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel? Now?

Post  Pepper on 3/26/2013, 2:02 pm

I tried two different plantings last season. The first were transplants that never really took. The second I tried from seed on a whim planted Oct 14 expecting 'nothing will happen'. I just put them in the ground no special 'soaking' or anything. Well they grew over the winter even though the books said they couldn't handle cold; frost. We had a very mild winter so they did fairly well. My beds are 12 inches with no weed blocker ; the brick is app 4x8

here is before harvest

The fennel/apple salad sure was good yummmmmmmmmmm

Male Posts : 564
Join date : 2012-03-04
Location : Columbus, Ga

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel? Now?

Post  bnoles on 3/26/2013, 5:19 pm

Hi pepper, I plan on making a small 2X2 box to plant some fennel seeds in this week. I hope I have as good of luck as you did. Those look GREAT!


Male Posts : 804
Join date : 2012-08-16
Location : North GA Mountains Zone 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel? Now?

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum