Many people who collect Cichorium spores wonder if it is possible to grow them in bulk. The answer to that is yes, you can. You can purchase Cichorium seed packets from bulk herb suppliers. You'll need to have the soil readily available since it will be used to help your plants grow. You will also need a dark place for your plants to grow in, such as a window box or a storage facility. Make sure that there is no light directly on your plants as light can harm them.
When you get ready to start growing, be sure to read the instructions carefully. Many of the seeds you purchase will have different procedures for you to follow, so be sure to know which batch you're going to use. This is important so that you know what to do and not do when growing. For example, you may be told to put your plants into a shallow dish with dark soil. If you don't have this dish, you may simply place them in a large glass or plastic container with clean soil.
When you begin growing Cichorium spores, they are very sensitive to cold weather. You will also need to water your plants very well. They grow best when the soil is slightly damp. It should only be about a few inches deep. When the weather gets to extremely hot, however, you should water your plants less often and instead let them sit in the sun for several hours.
Do not feed your plants in the water right after you transplant them. As soon as you transplant your plants, thoroughly water them and then cover them with the soil you previously placed them in. You may want to alternate days and nights where you water your plants. In addition, be sure to completely drain any standing water on your plants. When you do drain them, be sure to carefully remove all of the leaves from around your plants.
Cichorium powders are excellent as a companion plant to help grow Cichorium seeds. However, since these sprays and seeds are small and fragile, you will need to carefully measure and mix these into your soil mixture. Be sure to use plenty of loosely packed soil. You will also need to add plenty of light. The majority of areas do not require full sunlight to grow Cichoriums.
Cichoriums will grow in almost any soil environment and in most environments. But they do better in soil that is slightly acidic and slightly alkaline. They also need plenty of light. Many plants actually prefer full sunlight over partial. If your area does not get a lot of sunlight, however, you may be able to grow your plants without the aid of sunlight by planting them into a raised bed along with a wide variety of flowering plants, like hydrangeas and various woody vegetables.
Most of the time, it takes about three to four months for Cichorium plants to grow roots and produce spores. Once your Cichorium plants have produced their first set of spores, it can take up to a year for them to start growing again. During that first year, you will need to keep your soil moist. So moist that it is slightly loamy.
Soilless cultures are extremely popular with indoor gardens. You can grow most any plant in the bulk soil, including the popular Confluianthus. This type of culture will need a constant moisture source, so do not place plants into the soil until the final month of the growing season. Keep in mind that seeds take about six months to germinate. To complete your Cichorium planting, fertilize regularly and spread the soil lightly.