This is our second season for Bronze fennel and about 98% of it went to seed. It even spread to my neighbors raised beds of tomatoes and peppers. I was told that it will re-seed itself but the stalks that have gone to seed will not reproduce fennel strands for eating/cooking with. So I went ahead and cut 80% of it back after removing a ton of dried seeds.
Did I ruin my fennel by cutting the stalks? Would the stalks that have gone to seed re-generate the fennel strands (I call them strands because they don't really look like leaves to me.)