Best grown outdoors, this hardy perennial plant is stronger than it looks. Grow in a sunny position, but shelter from the midday sun. Cut back old growth. Eat seeds fresh, mix them in salads or as a digestive teas. Seeds can be dried and used in a similar way. Do not grow near dill or coriander. Fennel attracts hoverflies which we love as they munch on aphids. Use a stalk of fennel in a face steasm for a deep cleanse.