Growing fennel in the garden and in pots

Myrrh is most often used as a spice in our country. The young leaves of this plant have the most aroma when they are completely fresh, but you can also freeze them so that they are always available. Myrrh has an intense and sweet smell, and the taste is slightly bitter, without any spiciness. It is very easy to grow not only in the garden but also in a pot at home.

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Choosing a place for sowing

Myrrh produces a large root that can suffer damage during transplanting, and it is usually planted from seed directly to the desired place in order to avoid damage, but it is possible to transplant successfully. Adequate picking of healthy and correctly planted plants is ensured continuity in cultivation dill. It is a plant that tolerates frost well and is transplanted in the spring when the danger of freezing has passed.

Sowing time

Fennel seeds should be sown directly in the garden after the threat of spring frost has passed. To achieve the best results, the soil temperature should be between 15 and 21°C.

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Sowing fennel

Sow fennel seeds on the eye 20 centimeters deep and 18 centimeters wide. After 10 to 15 days, young dill plants should appear in the soil. Wait another 10 to 15 days, then grow the plants to about 12 to 18 inches (if they aren’t spaced out well enough already).

Care of plants

Water the plants freely during the growing season. To ensure a steady supply of dill in the season, continue sowing the seeds every few weeks. For an extended harvest, do not allow flowers to grow on the plants. If the dill set seed last year and the soil was not too disturbed, it will next season grow more dill plants.

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Transplanting dill

Choose healthy plants with strong stems and sa 2 do 3 seta leaves. It is recommended to grow the seedlings in biodegradable containers so that the roots are not damaged. The place for planting should be drained and the bed should be raised. Dig a hole 5 cm deeper than the height of the container and twice the width. The distance in a row should be about 25 cm and between rows about 60 cm. If necessary, shorten the edge of the container and place them on the pre-dug hole so that it is one centimeter below the ground level.

Harvesting dill

The leaves can be picked throughout the summer for use fresh. Use small and sharp scissors and you can cut up to one third of the entire amount of leaves. Cut off the flowers after they wilt but before they dry out. When the membranes dry out, they burst and the seeds fall out. Place the collected seeds in paper bags and turn them upside down. Leave the bags in a ventilated place every 2 to 3 weeks to dry.

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