Vegetables > Endive

How to grow endive:

Name
Chicorium endivia.

Family
Compositae.

Seeds
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Sow endive seeds in shallow drills 12 inches apart.

Choose a semi shaded position with rich, moisture-retaining soil.

Endive seeds should be sown in early summer in the place where they are to grow to maturity.

Thin out the seedlings when they can be handled. Keep weed free and regularly watered.

After about 3 months of growth cover the rows of endive with black polythene to blanche. Before doing this make sure that the plants are dry or the leaves may rot. The endive should be ready to eat in 3 weeks.

The late crop will need protecting from frost before it reaches the blanching stage.


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