Anise Pimpinella anisum

How to sow anise: Direct seed outdoors and thin seedlings to 15cm. Does not transplant well due to taproot.

Sun requirement for anise: Plant in Full Sun

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Anise is an annual flowering plant in the family Apiaceae whose seeds have a licorice-like flavor and are used to season teas, baked goods, and liquor. Anise was used in traditional European herbalism to treat flatulence. The plant has groupings of small white flowers and can also be grown as an ornamental. Although their names and flavors are similar, Anise is separate from Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum), which is a member of the Mint family and Star Anise (Illicium verum), a mid-sized evergreen tree that produces star-shaped, licorice-flavored pericaps on its fruits.

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Transplant day!

by inkstone,

I originally wanted to do this yesterday but it rained in the morning so that kinda put a damper on things.

So I did it all today instead! A bunch of the seeds I wintersowed in the milk jugs and soda bottles were getting crowded so it was time to move them to their bigger (permanent) container…

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Pimpinella anisum

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