Chicory Red Italian
Chicory is a horticultural plant that loves the cold environment and that is why it is planted in the autumn season when we have low temperatures, humidity and few hours of daily sunshine. After all, at high temperatures, the radish blooms prematurely and is unsuitable for consumption. We plant radishes in sunny or semi-shady places and we prefer rich, fertile and cool soils that ensure good drainage. If we plant in the ground, we incorporate organic matter in the form of compost and digested manure for better root development. To plant it in a pot, we use potting soil special for horticulture, rich in organic matter and nutrients, and place the pot on a balcony with western or eastern exposure for the radish culture to thrive.
The radish does not have excessive water requirements, however we must keep its soil relatively moist. After all, the autumn rains also help with watering during the growing season. However, it will need frequent and constant watering at the beginning of spring when the temperature rises significantly. For fertilizing the radish, in addition to incorporating organic matter during planting, it is good to add organic nitrogen fertilizer 20-30 days after germination with a repetition once a month, especially if we carry out many harvests.