Growing fennel near other plants...
I would post this in the Companion Plants forum, but that doesn't seem to get much traffic - there is a large pile-up of unanswered threads in that forum.
I am really wanting to grow fennel, but I don't have an isolated spot to grow it in. I've heard that it's a terrible companion plant for just about any other plant.
Right now, I have my fennel seeds sprouting in a pot. I plan to keep this pot in the garden with all of my other plants (stevia, parsley, beets, tomato, basil).
I will grow as many fennel plants as I can in this container; some will be harvested for the bulbs and some will be left to set seed. I will keep them far away from dill and other related species during flowering.
As for the negative effects on other plants - will the container prevent that from happening?