I bought these fennel plants at the local farmers market. I paid a pound for a pot with around 5 plants in it. I’ve never grown Fennel before so when I got them home I separated them and grew them on individually ready to be planted out. I have four left (gave one to my next door neighbour for feeding our cats when we went away – plants are handy presents!). However, I found out recently that, like Rocket, Fennel is susceptible to bolting, especially if it’s sown early in the year. Therefore it’s best to wait until May/June to sow to ensure that your plants will bulb up. With that in mind I’ve bought some fennel seed and will be sowing it this week just incase this lot goes skyward.