Endive Growing Guide

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

Radicchio, Mizuna, Tatsoi and Mustard.

Spacing

Single Plants: 9″ (25cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 7″ (20cm) with 11″ (30cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow directly into soil in late spring.

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.