Single Packet of 700 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow Florence Fennel in the herb garden, from freshly harvested Foeniculum vulgare herb seeds. Florence Fennel is a bushy herb that grows to a very tall height of about 60 to 72 inches tall. All parts of this herb are aromatic, as well as delicious, making it's primary use, culinary. It's scent is a bit like the herb Anise, although it differs by being a tad bit sweeter. Florence Fennel not only smells great, but looks great as well. Each plant will produce small, yellow flowers, on small branches that shoot outwards from the main stem. Their blooms resemble that of a dill herb plant.
Florence Fennel plants are categorized as annual herbs. They will grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds, blooming for a short period of time, and later wilt with the first killing frost. If seeds are collected from the wilted, dried flowers, these delicious herbs can be regrown the following year. You can begin harvesting in roughly 100 days after the first sprouts appear. The bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable, while the seeds can be picked from brown, dried umbels.
Florence Fennel seeds can be sown indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, sow in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow the seeds at a shallow depth of about 1/4" under topsoil. Transplant entire peat pots into the garden, or direct sow outdoors when the weather has become warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Florence Fennel plants will thrive in an area of full sunlight, with average temperatures being 55F to 70F. They require a light, but rich sowing medium. Just make sure that your soil is also well drained. To increase drainage, we always recommend that you mix a light compost to any areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily with a light water setting, so that you do not disturb the seeds.
Your China Aster seeds will begin germinating in as little as 7 to 10 days after sowing. The plants will mature to a height of roughly 16 to 24 inches tall and can be spaced about 12 to 18 inches apart. China Asters make a wonderful cut flower and can be seen in many floral arrangements and bouquets as well. They will also attract an array of beneficial insects to the garden, such as butterflies, bumblebees, hummingbirds and ladybugs.