ROTATIONIt is grown in the leaf vegetable bed.
CULTIVATIONSow in place during June for the curly endive and the escarole, June and August for the common chicory and May for the Belgium or Witloof endive.
NEIGHBOURING PLANTSChicory associates well with carotts, beans and marrows but not with cabbages.
DISEASES AND PARASITESPrincipaly rust.
ADVICEThe Belgium or Witloof variety must be "forced".
The vegetable is harvested, "topped" and planted in sand. It is then covered with black plastic until ready.