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.

Companions

Chicory, Mizuna, Tatsoi and Mustard.

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.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

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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