I started preparing the soil and getting the garden ready to plant this year. I've already started several vegetable and herb seeds. When the seedlings are big enough I can transplant them into the garden. I also planted some fennel today in a separate location near my chicken coop. The fennel will mainly be for my chickens so I wanted it close to the coop for convenience. My big garden is way over on the other end of the yard. The fennel was ready to plant because I purchased it from a local greenhouse. Below is a picture of my new fennel plants.