Autumn is a great time of the year to save seeds. Whether annual or hardy perennial, most flowers and vegetables will have gone to seed by now and are ready for collecting in the garden. Seed saving has many advantages apart from saving money and having plenty to share. You will also find that your plants become adapted to your local climate and growing conditions. You can breed your own varieties or keep old heirloom varieties alive. Seed saving also adds a degree of self-reliance and if you share your plants or seeds with friends you’ve got a backup. By the way the variety of fennel shown in this video is called: Florence.