Well-grown finocchio can have very big roots. However, it does grow well in medium size pots. The shallowest pot so far that we have success growing finocchio is about 25cm. This year we did succession sowing of finocchio from end March until June. None of the seedlings bolted. All of it produces bulb even the ones grown in shades.
Germination of the seeds was also almost 100% during the sowing period we did for growing in cool season. I sowed some seeds in containers, which left one undisturbed to grow in pot and the rest transplanted on the veggie patch.
I had to use a lot of strength to pull this one out from the pot.
More than half of the pots was filled in with roots rather than soil.
Spring-sown finocchio, can be thin out as baby fennels. One of the last-batches of finocchio that will be harvested in the near future.
The biggest finocchio that we grown in container so far weight about 950gram.
This is one of the new vegetables that we tried growing this year and will happily grow them again.
I gave some of finocchio produce to my parents last September and my mother made some finocchio juice.
I forgot to ask how the juice she made taste like.