DAYS TO HARVEST
Plant 1/8″ deep. Can germinate at 50-80 degrees with best results around 65 degrees.
Little shade or full sun
Chicory is a light feeder and will still benefit from soil with compost or sprayed with compost tea or nettle spray upon transplant.
Grows best in cooler temperatures (50-70 degrees). Some cold and light frost tolerance.
Harvest when the chicory has fully headed (~60 days) similar to a loose head of lettuce.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
Try it in a salad with toasted hazelnuts and pumkpin seeds, pears, and dress with a splash of balsamic vinegar and pumpkin seed oil.