I was reading about fennel and how it shouldn't be planted near other plants as it discourages growth, in particular near tomatoes and beans as it can stop their flowering. Was wondering if anyone has experience with this? Another book I read, about french kitchen gardens, showed the fennel growing amidst all the other vegetables (including the tomatoes!), so by now I'm quite confused. Having just finished moving an older fennel plant and planting new seeds, a few feet from where the fava beans are now sprouting, i'm wondering what other's experiences have been. Thanks!