forcing chicory

Rosemary Tindal asked 13 years ago

We have grown chicory Witloof for many years. We bring the roots in pots covered with garden soil into a warmish , dark kitchen cupboard. We get lovely salad leaves after about 3 weeks but would love to know how to produce hearts. By mistake my husband planted a root upside down and this produced a perfect (upside down) heart! Is this the answer?!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
Try covering them with black polythene as well. The leaves will try to open if there is any bit of light.