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Where to plant fennel

 
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Hello friends.
I've been wanting to grow some fennel for a digestive tea. The problem is that it's a terrible companion plant for nearly everything. Does anyone have experience with this? How far away from other plants should I plant it?
 
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I have never heard that fennel is a problem plant. Mine, Florence fennel, is under my almond tree, and quite near a grape vine and a clematis. Also very close by is a purple sprouting broccoli, an alder bush, some leeks, lucerne, and some strawberries--and plenty of dandelion and buttercup. Everything is pretty happy! Though my fennel was supposed to bulb up, it actually never really did, and has stuck around for a few years, providing me with succulent new stems and leaves.
 
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That's great info and far from what I've been reading. With yours planted in such close proximity to such a variety of plants I think I'll just give it a shot around the garden. Thank you for your reply.
 
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Take companion planting with a grain of salt
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