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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Today at 7:30 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Today at 3:54 am

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Today at 3:47 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Today at 3:44 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 3:41 am

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:12 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:09 am

» Kombucha
by Roseinarosecity Yesterday at 11:25 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:06 pm

» Getting Started--It's snowing here today :)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:24 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:41 pm

» A spring day that was da pits.
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:28 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by RC3291 Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by kauairosina Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» Ideas needed
by camprn Yesterday at 12:41 pm

» Three Sisters Thursday
by Turan Yesterday at 10:13 am

» Store Bought Compost
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 9:14 am

» Sprouting seeds
by camprn Yesterday at 6:28 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:24 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:21 am

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Scorpio Rising 4/27/2017, 9:36 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising 4/27/2017, 8:55 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan 4/27/2017, 12:34 pm

» Geezer's 17
by countrynaturals 4/27/2017, 11:25 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by Banned Member 4/27/2017, 10:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Fennel

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Fennel

Post  swripley on 3/28/2010, 10:37 am

Any recommendations on starting seeds indoors or out? I'm in zone 4.
avatar
swripley

Female Posts : 62
Join date : 2010-03-22
Age : 52
Location : Billings, Montana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/28/2010, 11:56 am

This is my first year for this pricy veg (Florence for you?). I've grown the perennial in my herb garden and it was a no-brainer. Put it in once, it comes back every year. This must be different and thus the price in the market?

From my favorite Seattle garden writer: Annual or bulbing fennel…..is a fast-growing annual that can be sown in late winter (under cover) or in early to late spring. Sow …..in full sun. (I skipped the row garden, heavy soil information.

The TTS catalogue says that it can be grown spring through autumn. It is in the category of European Greens which are “generally cool season crops. . . .best direct sown,. . .best growth when days are between 60 to 70 degrees, 10 to 16 inches apart (so 1 to a square?) Re-sow every 2 to 4 weeks. Watch for aphids.

Geoff Hamilton (British “The Ornamental Kitchen Garden”) sows in shallow “drills” 9 inches apart. Keep the plants well watered or they will run to seed. When the bulbs start to swell, mulch between the plants and draw it up around the plants to keep them tender (this might be why they cost so much?) Harvest three weeks or so after dressing with compost. If the compost is drawn well up the plant it will stand a certain amount of frost.

Deborah (zone 7ish) ….I’ll be following your progress to encourage myself too.
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel

Post  swripley on 3/28/2010, 12:19 pm

Deborah - great info all. I am a big fennel fan and your right it is expensive.I think I am going with starting seeds outside 4 weeks before last frost and plant every two weeks, 3 squares total. I figure worse case scenerio I loose the earliest planting=just a few seeds. I'm going to push it to 2 per square as gardeners.com shows it 2 per in their design a kitchen garden section. gardenernet.com says "harvest bulbs when they reach tennis ball size or bigger. Pull every other one out as needed to allow those remaining to grow even bigger." So if I alternate square for harvest I should be okay. I'll keep you posted.
avatar
swripley

Female Posts : 62
Join date : 2010-03-22
Age : 52
Location : Billings, Montana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/28/2010, 12:41 pm

That is a great idea. I'm going to do that too. It has never hurt flowers to crowd them, why not fennel?
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Fennel

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