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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Planting Update - Preludio Fennel

I planted some fennel seeds today also.   I feel sort of foolish.  I know what fennel looks like when you buy it in the produce aisle.  I also manage an Italian Restaurant and when I opened the pack of seeds,  I realized its the same fennel we add to our lasagna.    Fennel bulbs are white with an anise flavor which I cannot stand.  Reminds me of black licorice which I also hate.   But the seeds as a spice are much different.   This variety has a white bulb with a tender heart and does not bolt easily.  

Here is a picture of the bulbs - and also the seeds - you may recognize them from getting stuck in your teeth from eating Italian food.