How to Grow Anise
Though often compared to Fennel, Licorice and Tarragon, Anise has its own unique flavor that has been enjoyed around the Mediterranean and North Africa for thousands of years. The Romans placed such value on Anise that it was occasionally traded as a currency. Anise is most commonly used as a flavor in sweets and confections, and over the centuries has also been added to perfumes and breath fresheners.
10-14 days at 70 F
Light, well-drained soil
DAYS OF HARVEST
Seeds should be sown about 1/4" deep, and should germinate in between 10-14 days at approximately 70 degrees F. Transplant outdoors when plant is approximately 4-5" tall and shows it first set of true leaves. If possible, tranplant on a cloudy or overcast day to reduce shock. Additionally, your starts can be hardened (prepared for their new environment) prior to transplanting by gradually exposing to increasing amounts of sunlight and outdoor conditions.
Leaves can be collected using a snip or scissors prior to the blooming.
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