How to Plant Chinchilla With Chicory
There are many reasons to plant chicory in your garden as it is an excellent choice. First, the chicory root will provide your garden with natural soil fertilizers. Second, the chicory root can grow up to one foot a day which is very efficient in warm climates. Third, Chicory seeds are easy to germinate and yield a wonderful crop for late summer and early fall. The following are some easy ways to plant chicory.
Planting the chicory seeds should start in late spring or early fall. The weather conditions need to be perfect as there is no place for the herb to grow. Once you find the ideal spot for planting, dig a small hole and pour in three to four inches of mixture. Then cover with dirt and pat the mixture firmly to soil.
Chicory seeds can be sown in a little hole in the earth and then cover with dirt and place the seedlings in the hole. Cover the soil with more dirt and pat it firmly again. It should be noted that planting should not be done until the weather is at its optimum. However, if planting later in the season you can dig a little hole in the ground and place the seeds.
Before planting the chicory flower you will need to prepare the soil. For best results, you should prepare the soil at least a week before planting. Remove any weeds and then add a tablespoon of black pepper (more if you like the hot or mild variety), this adds flavor to your chicory and also works as a detergent for the growing seedlings. Water the soil thoroughly but do not drown the plant as water will also drown the wild flower seedling.
Planting the chive should be done a few weeks before the time of sowing your favorite wild flowers. Remove the seedlings from the pots and clip the pointed ends at each stem. You can also remove any blooms if you like. Sow the seeds evenly. In a few days you should have new blooms ready to sprout.
After planting, make sure to till the soil very well. The reason for tilling the soil is to help the herb develop properly so that it develops its strong roots. If you let the chicory seeds sit in the soil for too long, they may begin to develop roots that will stunt the growth of your herb. Also you will have to water the herb often during its growing season.
After four weeks of planting, transplant the chicory plant into a larger container. Make sure to place it at least 4 inches deeper than the roots. Once again, water well but do not drown the plant. Once again, transplant into the desired spot. Again, water well but do not drown the plant.
In addition to growing cichorium intybus, another great crop to use chicory seed. Other popular crops for growing cichorium include phlox, meadow grass, cosmos, Swiss chard, ryegrass, and more. You can harvest the crop from the soil each year by simply pulling the plants out of the ground. You will need to till the soil to get rid of any extra water or you will be left with lovely new plants.
The soil that was used to plant your seed chicory seeds in order to get them established before hand needs to be worked very well. Do not just throw your seeds on the ground and hope that they will take root. They need to be packed into the soil and compacted. If the soil is not packed properly, the seed will not grow properly. This can cause an early spring to go bad.
When you are ready to sow seeds, there are a few things that you will need. First of all you will need to make sure that your seeds are deeply buried in the soil. Then you will need to purchase some pots to hold your newly sown chicory plant and some soil. Finally, you will need to put the pot in the area that you found your early spring bedding.
That is it. You have learned how to plant a chinchilla with chicory. There is a cichorium herb that comes from the Chicory plant family and this cichorium herb is very similar to the herb known as cilantro. However, cilantro has less flavor than chicory. Next time you want to have cilantro for a salad to add a couple of cups of chopped chicory to your dinner.