Chicory Seeds

Growing suggestions for chicory seeds

Sow chicory seeds in late spring to mid summer in situ; space rows 30cm apart. Thin out to about 30cm. Or sow in modules/ trays and transplant to get best results.

Useful for intercropping, as tolerates light shade from overhanging plants. Cut heads from late summer until October; protect plants when overwintered outdoors.

Chicory growing calendar

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Crop facts

Chicory developed from a common wild plant of Europe, western Asia, and Africa. It was known to the Romans who ate it as a vegetable or in salads, however modern cultivation of the plant began in the fifteenth century in Italy. On the Continent, Chicory is much cultivated, not only as a salad and vegetable, but also for fodder and more especially for the sake of its root, which roasted and ground, gets made into a coffee alternative.

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There is a very high demand for seed at the moment so we are doing our best to keep up with orders and packeting up more seeds. As such we are only accepting a certain amount of orders per day.

Our online shop will be open from 9am each day and we will close it once we have reached our capacity, we have also had to put limits on the amount of any one variety per order (3) and of total order amount (£50), to try to be as fair as possible to all our customers.

Thanks for your patience - we hope you and your loved ones are fit and healthy during this challenging time.

P.S. we apologise in advance if you happen to be in the middle of placing an order when we shut down the shop, and understand how frustrating this would be, but it will inevitably happen to some

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