| Sweet Fennel |
| Foeniculum vulgare dulce|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Beverage/Aromatic
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-11+) |
| When to Sow: Spring
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Chopped leaves are excellent with oily fish, such as mackerel, eel and salmon, for they improve digestibility. Also in soups, salads and stews. Fennel tea is given to infants for its calming and anti-flatulent effects.