I’m excited about growing fennel because it’s not easy to find them in grocery stores so it would be very useful if I have them at home. Whenever I would need some my go-to shop would be Säntis Delicatessen, but they still run out at times.
Fennel plant can be used for different purposes from its seeds, to its bulb, to its leaves. It is one of the most versatile plants. It can be used for medicinal purposes, but in the kitchen it can be both an herb and a spice. The flavor of fennel is pungent and is very similar to anise and licorice. You would see fennel used in salads, risotto, and sides for meat dishes. In early stages of cooking, fennel seeds are used as part of the aromatics.
I chose to start with the fennel grow kit of Qubo because it has the simplest instructions. Qubo provides you everything you need to start planting the moment you receive your kit.
STEP 1: Layer the the bottom of the coconut husk pot with the pebbles.
STEP 2: Empty the bag of soil into the pot. Firmly press the soil to ensure that there are no air packets.
STEP 3: With your a finger, poke four holes in the soil as deep as your nail.
STEP 4: Distribute the fennel seeds equally into the holes and then cover with soil.
STEP 5: Cover the seeds with the soil and water to keep it moist.
STEP 6: With the popsicle stick provided, label the pot with the type of plant and the date it was planted.