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.
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Direct Harvest
Sow Indoors / Plant Out
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Indoors 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.
- Sow Depth: 4 cm
- Spacing Between Rows: 30 cm
- Spacing Along Row: 15 cm
- Number plants per Square Foot: 4