gardening interests: Container Gardening, Culinary Herbs, Ornamental Gardening, Urban Gardening, Butterfly Gardening

Member Since: 03/11/2014

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Re: How to Grow Herb Fennel


Your fennel is amazingly large. I grew two last fall (for my butterfly garden) and they grew to only about 2 feet. The summer heat killed them. I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana - zone 8a.
Is there a way I could make my fennel truly perennial and achieve the size you have? My soil is terrible. A lot of clay and on the alkaline side. Perhaps if I potted them? It would have to be a truly large pot, though - but imagine the butterflies I could attract and grow!
Any advice you give this novice gardener would be very much appreciated. I have only been at this (gardening for butterflies) for 1.5 years. I am very ill so hopefully nothing too drastic needs to be done.

Thank You!