Chicory

Chicory can be used to make a crisp winter salad. There are two basic types to choose from. The more popular one is the forcing one where roots are kept in the dark during the winter months.

Ashburn

Sow Direct

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Sow Direct
Harvest

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

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Plant Out
Harvest

How To Grow

Prepare the seed bed a few days before sowing - rake a purpose fertilizer into the surface. Sow them very thinly (3 or 4 cms deep) and cover with soil.

How/When To Harvesting

The chicory is ready when about 15 cms high. Cut just above the level of the crown. Water the compost and replace the cover - smaller, secondary chicons will then be produced.