This winter, I am growing almost every type of vegetables in my rooftop kitchen garden. I am also growing those organically. Though in the middle of December, I am getting a good amount of sem phali/sheem/hyacinth beans, brinjals, spinach (palak), coriander leaves, tomatoes. But radish was the performer of the month in November 2020. I grew red radishes in 8 pots. I got 33 radishes throughout the month of November. Those were good in size, fresh & full of nutrition values.
This was my first time when I grew radishes in pots/grow bags. I harvested all of my red radishes throughout the last month. I sowed those seeds in September and I started harvesting in the first week of November.
First, I harvested one radish from each pots, so that other radishes can get enough spaces to grow. Then I started harvesting 4-5 radishes every week. So did not need to buy radishes till last week. I used those radishes to make various delicious dishes like mulo bothi, mulo dal, muli ka paratha, mixed veg curry, mooli patta curry, mooli patta stir fry etc. Did you ever try green chatni prepared with radish greens (mooli patta). I love to enjoy such chatni with ram laddu, mooli ka paratha, pakodas etc. Do you too?
Now I sowed white radish seeds. I have already transplanted those seedlings. Now those are 2 weeks old seedlings. So I can expect that from February I will get plenty of radishes.
From my experience what I gained this year that anybody can grow radishes in pots/containers/grow bag. You just need to use light soil and add good amount of compost fertilizer to the soil. It does not need even extra care. If soil is fertile then you can easily expect radishes which are good in size and nutritious. Along with fertilizer you should use organic fungicide (twice a month), organic PGR (twice/once a month) and organic pesticide (twice a month) regularly.
There are various types of organic products available in the market. If such organic product is not available in your local market or you think those are expensive then you can also prepare homemade fungicide, pesticide & PGR.
There are some traditional natural fungicide, pesticide & PGR what you can easily prepare at home. I have already shared some of those in my earlier posts related to garden overviews.