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Arroyo City, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 21, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #6972137

As I stood stareing at the green seeds clinging to the almost spent flower heads and the dear old lady was trying to explain to me in spanish (I don't speak a word) that I could have them when they were ready, I realized I didn't know when they would be ready and can't understand enough spanish to understand what she is telling me how to harvest them. My dear neighbor eats fennel almost as a staple from her garden and wants so much to share these seeds with me but, when are they ready and how do I harvest them? anyone help? I feel like such an idiot...we do great with sign language and other ways of comunicating on so many things but, can't seem to figure this! I am just starting a garden and planting here in south Texas and everyone here on Dave's Garden has been so very helpful. I thought maybe this would be the place to come for help with this...the answer is probably simple but, it just escapes me and I don't want it to fail and disappoint my giver...HELP PLEASE


Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

August 22, 2009
2:09 AM

Post #6974536

The fennel seeds will turn brown and come off the stalk easy when ripe.
Like dill or coriander/celantro, or many other flowers of the same shape.
Arroyo City, TX
(Zone 9b)

August 22, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #6975382

Thanks Gardengus,

Figured it was that simple and found a site that kind of said it was after I posted it but, I wanted to know for sure since, this seems so important to my neighbor...I think she's really but, she is much older and she seems intent on passing this along and I don't want to disappoint her. I do love fennel...roasted, grilled all different ways too but, this is kind of extra're a doll for taking the time to let me know for sure...thanks. I'll wait and watch then.



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