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