A versatile annual herb with a strong aniseed flavour.
Partners with chervil, coriander, caraway, lovage, chives, land cress and welsh onions. The leaves go well with soups, salads, stews, carrots and vinaigrettes. Seeds are useful for biscuits, cakes, stewed fruits and other sweet dishes.
The leaves should be added at the end of the cooking to give a mild aniseed flavour and make a good garnish. The seeds should be added when cooking commences. The seeds also make a nice tea that aids digestion and is reported to help with colic.
This feathery herb will grow in most parts of the garden and should be protected from strong winds. Tolerant of light frosts.
Harvest regularly and give regular applications of Seasol and Power Feed will keep it producing and growing well. Allow to flower and collect seeds. Store then in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
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