Chicory in winter generally dies back and will spring anew in spring. This occasional coffee substitute is easy to grow and a fairly reliable perennial in most zones. Learn more about chicory cold tolerance and what you can do to help protect the plants here.
Have you ever heard of forcing chicory plants? Chicory root forcing is a common procedure that transforms the roots into something marvelous. If you are growing chicory, and are wondering “should I force chicory,” the resounding answer is yes! Learn more here.
Plant lifespan is often a subject of debate. For instance, many annuals in the north are actually perennials or biennials in the south. So, is chicory an annual or perennial? Click this article to see which…or if there is a third, unexpected choice.
If you are growing chicory in your garden, it is disappointing to see sick chicory plants. If this happens to you, you probably want some answers on “what’s wrong with my chicory.” Click this article for a discussion of chicory plant problems.
Generations of herbalists have used this chicory herb as a treatment for maladies ranging from upset stomach and jaundice to fever and gallstones. Growing potted chicory plants is a great way to enjoy them up close and in small spaces. Click here to lean more.
If you decide to plant chicory in your garden, you’ll want to scope out different chicory plant varieties. Each has its own characteristics, uses and growth requirements. Click here to learn about different chicory plants and how to choose among the many varieties of chicory.
You’ve probably heard of chicory and you may even have this ornamental plant in your garden. But you may not be sure what to do with chicory or how you can start using chicory from the garden. What is chicory used for? Click here to find out.
Although chicory is easy to grow in the garden, it is sometimes plagued by certain chicory insects and chicory plant pests. Click on the following article for information about a few of the most common chicory pest problems you may encounter.
Have you ever heard of chicory? If so, did you wonder if you can eat chicory? Chicory is, indeed, edible and cooking with chicory dates back hundreds of years. Now that you know that eating chicory plants is okay, the question is how to use chicory. Find out here.
Although chicory tends to be relatively problem-free, certain problems with chicory may arise – often because growing conditions aren’t quite right. Let’s do a little troubleshooting to determine what’s going on with your ailing chicory plants. Click here for more info.
In its native range near the Mediterranean, chicory is a wildflower with bright, happy blossoms. However, it is also a hardy vegetable crop, as its roots and leaves are edible. The time for harvesting chicory depends on the reason you are growing it. Learn more here.
If you grow chicory in your backyard, you’ll find it an extremely low-maintenance plant, requiring only occasional chicory plant pruning. How often does chicory need to be pruned? For information on trimming chicory plants, and tips on when to prune chicory, click here.
Chicory is just one of many beneficial plants. But how is chicory good for you? It has not only been used for centuries as a coffee substitute but, more importantly, to improve digestion. Today, it is used to improve health in several different ways. Learn more here.