Once the roots were potted up, it was now time to force the growth of our chicory. George covered the pots with a black plastic sack and, after keeping them at a comfortable room temperature, three to four weeks later they were ready to harvest. George kept them in an unheated greenhouse for a while but unfortunately, they did nothing whilst they were in there.
Top tip: Pay close attention to the temperature when forcing your chicory – it prefers a warmer environment. So, unless you have a heated greenhouse, move them indoors. We’d also recommend using smaller pots than the ones used in our video guide (watch), as this will allow you to force the chicory into smaller batches and ensure they’re successfully spread out during the season.