Grow your own: Chicory

by Natasha Starkell | 05.08.2013 | vegetables , chicory , winter | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Grow your own: Chicory

Grow your own: Chicory

For something a little different to add to your salads, chicory could be a good choice.

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For something a little different to add to your salads, chicory could be a good choice.

It has a bitter flavour, but it works well with a fruity or sweet dressing such as honey and mustard. It does make a nice change from the usual salad leaves that can be a little bland.

Sow chicory seeds thinly in rows a foot apart in a sunny part of your vegetable garden. It will cope with some shade but you'll get the best results if you grow it in a sunnier position. If they get too damp the leaves can rot. When it gets dry make sure you remember to water them well. They will also grow fine in containers if you give them a feed about once a fortnight. Your chicory should be ready to harvest in late summer or early autumn. 


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