Plant between 6 (for smaller bulbs) and 12 (for larger bulbs) inches apart. Harvest whenever the bulbs look right to you.
Perennial grown as an annual with a licorice-y taste. Tender stalks and leaves are good for relishes, salads and garden munches; leaves and seeds excellent with fish. May also be grilled, sautéed or steamed. Seeds used in sweets, baked goods & beverages. Fennel prefers rich well-drained slightly limey soil. Do not allow to dry out.