Latin Name – Cichorium intybus
Sowing Instructions – Requires a prepared soil with plenty of compost. Rake a general fertilizer in a few days before sowing. Sow directly May-June. Sow seed thinly 15mm deep in rows 25cm apart. Ideal temp. 10-21°C. Germination takes 7-10 days approx. Thin seedlings to 30cm spacing. Water until established. Harvest heads in autumn or if harvesting later offer cloche protection.
Hints and Tips – Harvest by cutting heads in late autumn for immediate use or store in a cool shed for later use. If you prefer winter harvesting offer some cloche protection against frosts.
Number of seeds – Approix 700