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Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
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Jul 9, 2011 2:29 PM CST
This is my first time growing fennel and it is growing beautifully, but no bulbs. Do they come later or do I need to do something to get them?
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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Jul 10, 2011 8:31 PM CST
Are you growing Florence fennel?
It requires a lot of water,if too hot or dry
Sometimes it bolts and dose not produce the desired ''bulb''
I do not think it is too late . when did you plant it ?
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Name: Tam
NE PA (Zone 6b)
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Jul 21, 2011 7:23 PM CST
I've got four fennels growing. Another question - how do you know when to harvest them? They are bulbing up but are not as big as the ones I've gotten at the local farmers market. They do smell wonderful though.

Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo) (Zone 10b)
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Jul 21, 2011 11:52 PM CST
I grow them successfully here...but we are not HOT!!! Lots of water....the bulbs form slowly. BTW, I was told not to plant them in the garden with the other vegies...but I already had... Confused but it didn't affect them at all. They are growing beautifully... that green stuff on my head is fennel!!!!!
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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Jul 27, 2011 10:24 AM CST
Hehehe, love that hair doo, Carol! I always wanted green hair when I was a kid; parents had me eating green sherbet/ice cream to convince me it would go green. (I must've eaten too much vanilla cus now I'm blond.)

Ditto on the fennel growing. I've planted it right in the garden with other crops and it did just fine; the other crops were not affected by their neighbor either. It took a while to bulb up so patience (and water) is a virtue.

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Name: Pauline
Minneapolis, MN
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Aug 8, 2011 6:04 AM CST
I gave up on mine and pulled it out. Next summer I will try it again

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