|This is totally store-bought.|
- Improve soil
- Plant more
- Buy mulch with which to "mound up" around the base of the plant. Soil did not seem to be sufficient last year.
- Spill a ton of fennel seeds by mistake and just sit back and watch what happens.
The row in the back (flanked by the gnomes) was on purpose. Most everything else was a mistake. I thinned these out and will see how things go, if I need to thin them out more. Also, it's hard to tell from this aerial photo, but the mulch is "mounded up" around the base of each plant to cover the developing white bulb.
Fingers crossed, I'll have some of my own fennel to use this year!