Endive Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in.
Sun preferred but tolerant of some shade.
Not usually required.
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.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
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.
Havest as required by cutting off at base. Will sometimes resprout.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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Pests which Affect Endive