Well its a new year and January is young with a new moon promised within the week. One day before that I hope to attend my first workshop as Herb-wife apprentice. I have chosen 20 herbs to study this year and in particular, my herbal ally “fennel”; which also happens to be my maiden name. A name I resort to more and more since losing my husband in 2012 and my mum last year.
I started to grow Fennel last year on my allotment. I was going to eat the bulbs. Then I decided I would let it flower and use the seeds. I missed the opportunity and now the plants hang and droop with water beads. I gather Fennel self seeds aggressively..oh well..perhaps thats as it should be.