Complete Guide to Growing Anise in Perth

Welcome to the complete guide to growing Anise in Perth. In this guide, I will explain each step that you need to take to successfully grow Anise in your garden or verandah.

Herbs smell great and create wonderful happy sensations when we garden with them. Not only is growing herbs easy, there are many health benefits of herbs, such as preventing illnesses, easing pain and just their amazing tastes!

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Best time to grow Anise in Perth

The best time to grow this tasty herb in Perth, is between Sep-Feb.

If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.

Will Anise grow in a pot?

Yes, it will grow fine in a good pot with quality soil.

How much sun is best?

Anise thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun.

If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.

Best soil type

Best soil to grow Anise

If you are growing Anise in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a fertile, free draining, moist soil and will be very happy with it.

You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.

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How often should I water?

Anise needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.

When can I harvest Anise?

You can harvest Anise at its prime, which is around 3-5 months.

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What to propagate

You can plant Anise from Seed or Transplant, and place each plant around 15 centimetres apart.

Frequency in growing Anise

Anise is a Perennial herb.

Did you know?

Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.

Fact 1: In India, Ayurveda medicine has used many herbs such as turmeric possibly as early as 4,000 BC.

Fact 2: Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines and for spiritual purposes.

These make growing Anise in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.

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Enjoy growing Anise in Perth

I hope you enjoy growing Anise in your garden or verandah.

It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.

I hope you learned plenty from this guide. Good luck gardening!

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