Fennel | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed


Fennel | Organic Microgreen & Sprouting Seed

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Fennel is a popular microgreen with chefs due to it’s beautiful leaves. Fennel is a slow growing  microgreen. Fennel is best grown as a microgreen but can be grown as a spout with patience. 

When eaten with it’s seed hull it brings a lovely aniseed flavour to any dish. 

Latin name: Foeniculum vulgare
Health Benefits:  High in vitamins A, B-6, C, sodium, calcium, iron and magnesium. Good for bone health, reducing blood pressure, inflammation and for heart health. 


Microgreen Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Soak: Do not soak
  • Germination time: 5 - 7 days
  • Harvest from: 21 - 28 days
  • Flavour/texture: Mild flavour with beautiful true leaves. Eat with the seed hull for an anise kick. 


1. Sow your seeds directly on your prepared growing surface - no need to cover with soil if using.
2. Mist very well and place a tray directly on the seeds and weigh down to ensure good contact with the growing medium and to help the roots dig deep.
3. Keep weighed until the seedlings have germinated and are beginning to push against the weight. This can take up to a week for fennel.
4. Place in blackout when the seedlings are about 2cm tall - use blackout to stretch your seedlings to your desired length.
5. Place in a sunny location or under grow lights to green up your microgreens.
6. Harvest as soon as the seed leaves (cotelydons) have developed fully.

Sprouting Instructions:
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Soak: 8 - 12 hours
  • Germination time: 5 - 7 days
  • Harvest from: 7 - 10 days
  • Flavour/texture: Anise, fennel flavour


 1. Soak for 8 - 12 hours in your sanitised sprouting jar. Fennel takes along time to sprout so proceed only if you have the patience!
2. Drain your soaked sprouts and rinse well. Carefully shake any excess water out of the jar. You want a fine coating of water on the seeds but no puddles.
3. Disperse the seeds as best you can around the wall of the jar. As your sprouts grow this will become more difficult but just do your best to spread them out and avoid blocking the mouth of the jar, Invert the jar and place on its stand so any excess water can freely drain out. Ensure air can get into the jar.
4. Rinse and drain at least twice a day, every day. Shake excess water out of the jar. Your sprouts should be almost dry before each rinsing.
5. Your sprouts are ready as soon as all the seeds have sprouted and have had an additional day or two to grow.
6. Leave for an additional few days and the sprouts will grow bigger
7. Once you are ready to harvest, give the sprouts a final rinse and drain.
8. Place the sprouts on a clean kitchen towel and let air dry. Alternatively give them a whirl in a salad spinner.
9. Refrigerate and ideally use within 3 days

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