Forcing Chicory – Part Two

Houston we have a problem. The Chicory that I put into storage last month is starting to sprout. Now, that is not supposed to happen.

I can only assume that the mild weather we’ve been having has confused them into sprouting, or possibly the sand was too wet that I stored them in. Either way they have come out of storage early and are now in their final forcing positions – in a bucket of compost with another pot over the top to block out the light.

This is a little earlier than I was planning but I’ve got no option as I can’t have them happily growing in their horizontal positions!

There will be a part three to this story. Hopefully with some nice photos of my lovely blanched Chicory. Hopefully.

2 Responses to “Forcing Chicory – Part Two”

  1. Sarahon 06 Dec 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Tell me about it! We’ve got a mild winter here in North Carolina too! It felt like spring yesterday and so my garlic and onions are just sprouting away along with some forgotten cilantro!

  2. bexley Garden Serviceson 20 Dec 2011 at 10:24 pm

    i have to say me and my buisnesss partner have been talking about the weather all year. to me the seasons are changing i belive the next few years will see even more changes