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Chicory Seeds

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Chicory Seeds - Irish Plants Direct
 
This perennial herb bears delightful bright blue flowers that open in the morning closing in the afternoon that stand on slender stems. 
 
A terrific plant for encouraging wildlife to the garden and can be grown in garden borders or a large pot. 
 
It has bright green leaves and a deep tap root from which tea can be made to aid digestion and constipation. 
 
 
☀️Sow February - June 
☀️Germination takes 7 - 14 days
☀️Well drained Loam, sandy or chalky soil that's acidic, alkaline or neutral 
☀️Height 60cm
☀️Plant in sun 
☀️Harvest July - October 
☀️Planting ideas Beds, borders, large pots and wildlife garden
☀️Use the roots and leaves to make a tea 
 
 
Sow from February - March on a warm window sill or propagator into trays of moist compost cover with 5mm of sieved compost.
The temperature needs to be between 20 - 25°.
When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant into 5cm pots to grow on. 
 
Gradually harden off the plants before planting out from April onwards for them to flower later in the summer. 
 
Sow between April - June where they are to grow in the garden border. 
 
Seed Qty 250
 
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