Grow Your Own Chicory

Grow Your Own Chicory

The bitter salad plant can be grown easily in pots, raised beds or soil. Ensure you sow seed in June-July, to get tasty salad from autumn to early winter.

How To Grow Your Own Chicory?

  • Chicory is partial to sunny spaces and well drained soil.
  • Dig the soil, adding in lots of well-rotted manure, prior to sowing.
  • A week before sowing, place some general purpose fertiliser on the soil and rake it in.
  • Sow the chicory seeds July-August.
  • Sow seeds thinly in a shallow, 1cm (0.5in) deep, trench, using a garden cane. Cove them up with soil, ensuring you water and label.
  • Once the seeds are approximately 2cm (1inch) high, place plants every 15cm (6inches) apart.

What You Need to Grow Chicory

  • Garden cane
  • Chicory seeds
  • Watering can
  • Pencil and label

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