Endive Growing Guide

Endive

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in.

Position

Sun preferred but tolerant of some shade.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Spacing

Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 20cm (7") with 30cm (11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow directly into soil in late spring.
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Notes

Can blanch a few plants at a time when they are grown by excluding light from them for a few days. This can make them less bitter.

Harvesting

Havest as required by cutting off at base. Will sometimes resprout.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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