Fennel Sweet (Foeniculum Vulgar Dulce) is an excellent addition to home gardens. It is easy to grow, and all parts of the plant are usable in the kitchen and bring new flavor to any dish. Plants are strong growing and regrowth is possible if roots and the base are kept in the ground. Soak seeds for 24 hours prior to planting them. Sow seeds in full sun after the final frost of the season. Thin seedlings to 12-18" apart when they reach 4-6" in height. Cut back foliage to promote more growth, and use fertilizer. Plants don't do well when planted near dill. Harvest after 90 days. Leaves have a licorice and anise-like taste sweet yet spicy. Bulbs can be shredded and used in salads or cooked with meat or fish. Stalks can be chopped and used similar to celery. Use green leaves as a garnish to add extra sweet and spicy flavor to a dish. They can also be dried and used for tea.