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The Online Plant Nursery is now Open for September

After closing the store for the spring, the remaining seedlings were grown out for the fall sale (or planted into my own gardens 😊)
Some were moved into larger sized trays and kept in the urban yard, in wood frames with netting to keep squirrels from uprooting them.  Others were planted out into my rural gardens for the summer.  

With the cooler weather now arriving, it is time for them to move to their forever homes. 

Photos of the seedlings at their current size have been added to the listings of the available species.

While these will require initial care, like any newly planted perennials or plants that are dug and relocated, unlike the tiny plugs I offer in the spring sale these will settle in fairly quickly with little care beyond watering for the first few weeks and during any extended dry spells next summer. 

These are not sold in pots. Plants grown in trays will be wrapped in paper, like the seedlings were this spring. Plants that have spent the summer in the soil will be lifted and packed together into the boxes or the produce containers I’ve been hoarding through the summer. They will all need to be planted right away.

Plants are all $4.00 each, including HST. 

Minimum $20 / 5 plant order. 

I’ll be out to the rural gardens on the weekend and once most weeks, so pickups will be Sunday evenings, Mondays and, on weeks that it doesn’t rain on Wednesday, Thursday through the day and evening. Pickups are in Vanier, but can also be arranged for Perth.  

All pickups are by appointment only

Available quantities vary, from as few as 5 of a species to as many as 40. I'll track order quantities and remove any that sell out from your order before sending you an invoice.

Planting instructions can be 
found here.
Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare

Foeniculum vulgare

Bronze Fennel

This plant is a garden variety, from a species native to southern Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and parts of western Asia.

A fennel grown for edible foliage and stems rather than the bulb-like thick base of the green fennels, this one will grow as a biennial or short-lived perennial and will re-seed freely where happy. If reseeding is excessively vigorous, young plants can be thinned, with the resulting harvest being added to salads or any other dish where a mild anise flavour is desired. Alternatively, drying seeds can be gathered as part of your harvest and incorporated into any recipe that calls for fennel seed, with a few seeds being tucked back into the locations that you would like to see future generations of fennel.

Growing 3’ to 5’ tall, but only a foot or two wide, these will add airy height to the garden and will entice a range of pollinators with their large mustard yellow umbels of small blooms, similar to dill flowers.

They need a sunny location and are happy in average garden soil.

Seeds came to me from an exchange with Fiddlehead Nursery