Fennel di Firenza (Foeniculum vulgare)
Known for its sweet flavor, this Italian heirloom is slower to bolt in the heat of summer than other fennels. Large, white, crisp bulbs are easy to grow and quick to mature. Foliage makes for a beautiful garnish on summer dishes and salads. Adds an enticing flavor to all your Asian and Middle Eastern culinary endeavors.
- 200 seeds minimum
- Germination: 7-14 days
- Maturity: 75-80 days
- Direct sow in full sun 1/4” deep after last frost.
- Space plants 10” apart
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In Germany where most women nurse their babies, they also experience colic ( gas, bloating, stomach cramps) due to something the mother has eaten, thus resulting for the baby to consume it from the mothers milk. Take a teaspoon of Fennel seed, pour a cup of distilled or boiling water over it, let it steep till cooled/ slightly warm and feed by bottle. You can make larger quantities ahead of time, fill into bottle and refridgerate. Warm and feed 1-2 oz as symptoms in the baby occur. To this day, most German hospitals keep it on the Nursing station for the Babies and Moms.
It also works on grownups. When my husband ate too much or somethig didn't agree with him i made him a hot cup of fennel tea and it worked every time. It has a very pleasant taste.