Welcome to the complete guide to growing Fennel in Perth. In this guide, we will cover everything you will need to know to grow Fennel in your backyard or balcony.
Growing herbs at home is one of the most satisfying things to do. The best part is that it’s extremely easy as well. As beneficial as herbs are for all of us, what is many times overlooked is the joy that herb gardening can bring.
Best time to grow Fennel in Perth
The best time to grow this tasty herb in Perth, is between Sep-Apr.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Fennel grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow fine in a good pot with quality soil.
How much sun is best?
Fennel 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 to grow Fennel
If you are growing Fennel 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.
How often should I water?
Fennel 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 Fennel?
You can harvest Fennel at its prime, which is around 4-5 months.
What to propagate
You can plant Fennel from Seeds, and place each plant around 30-60 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Fennel
Fennel is a Annual herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Oils from herbs are used to produce soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, toiletries and lotions.
Fact 2: The actual word “herb” is derived from “Herbs”, a Latin word which means blades, grass or green stalks.
These make growing Fennel in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Fennel in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Fennel in your backyard or balcony.
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!