How to Grow Chicory

Chicory is a great winter salad vegetable that's easy to grow and that will often grow when nothing else is. Here is how to grow it.

Steps

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    Obtain seeds or seedlings.
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    Sow seeds or seedlings in a sunny spot. The soil should be humus rich, moist, and well drained.
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    Water regularly.
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    Apply a liquid fertiliser fortnightly (every two weeks).
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    Thin the seedlings. When the seedlings are well established, thin them. They should be about 20 centimeter (7.9 in) to 30 centimeter (11.8 in) apart.
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    Harvest. The leaves will be ready for harvesting about 60 to 70 days from planting.
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    Serve in salads. Chicory has a slightly bitter taste that is very enjoyable.
    • The blue flowers can be added to salad. These appear in late spring and summer.

Tips

  • Chicory can be grown in container pots if wished.

Things You'll Need

  • Chicory seeds or seedlings
  • Garden bed

Article Info

Categories: Growing Vegetables