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I would like to prepare a dish with fennel (foeniculum vulgare) as it has blossomed recently. Should I cultivate the leaves, fruits and afterwards the bulb or should I leave the bulb since it is a perennial. Further, how am I to cook and include these or can they be eaten raw?

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    Do you have fennel bulbs or just stems etc? There’s a difference between the garden/vegetable kind and the (often wild) kind for seeds. – Stephie Aug 22 at 16:58
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    [My mum was the horticulturalist, not me, so I might be wrong here] Don't the bulbs 'split' [somehow, by biology or even magic, see 'mum disclaimer' above;) so the trick is to use every alternate bulb as a vegetable & leave the ones in between for flowers/fruit/next year? – Tetsujin Aug 22 at 17:31
  • I have the crop in entirety. Interesting Tetsujin, thank you for sharing! I am hopeful to an answer. – aitía Aug 22 at 18:26

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