Chicory Growing Guide

Chicory

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in.

Position

Sun preferred.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Endive, Mizuna, Tatsoi and Mustard.

Spacing

Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 20cm (7") with 30cm (11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow directly into soil in early summer.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Can be forced and blanched by replanting in a deep soil-filled box in a warm place during winter.

Harvesting

Can run to seed if sown too early.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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