Salad Days: The Fennel From My Seedy Penpal
Seedy Penpals progress post as this week I've been pondering the fennel Joanna sent me recently.
On the plus side germination has been quite good and I seem to have managed to sow thinly enough so I don't need to take out any of the seedlings.
However, they're quite leggy. The ivy on the fence above them is fruiting in profusion, thus casting quite a bit of shade for most of the day. I've now moved them into a warmer, sunnier spot on the patio. As we're past the autumn equinox, that extra bit of warmth and light is precious. So too is the ivy's fruit as it'll be hoovered up by the birds.
Whether I'll get any delicious fennel bulbs this year remains to be seen. I suspect not if the return to cooler weather continues and I may have sown the seed a wee bit too late. Whatever happens, I'm looking forward to adding some of those fronds to liven up our autumn salads.
How's your salad coming along this month? I reported on the rest of my progress last week, do add yours to Mr Linky below: