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Hard Fennel bulbs?

i grew fennel last year, it looked great but when I dug it up the bulbs were so hard and fibrous I couldn't eat it.

I didn't think I let it grow too large. 3-4 inches wide.

Any ideas anyone? 

Last edited: 26 February 2017 08:39:32


  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,459

    Are you sure it was florence fennel as opposed to the herb fennel? Did you grow it from seed?

    Most likely is not enough water.

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Ah maybe that's what was the problem? I will check my seed packet. It had plenty of water as I have an automatic sprinkler so I don't think that was the problem.

    Thank you for your response, much appreciated :-)

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