Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:43 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 7:39 pm

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Today at 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 Today at 5:28 pm

» Areogardening
by sanderson Today at 3:22 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Today at 3:04 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 11:58 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:55 am

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:24 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 3:09 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:18 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/11/2017, 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 12/10/2017, 12:50 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Chicory in a SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Chicory in a SFG

Post  Josh on 5/23/2012, 9:54 pm

Two years ago I dug up a chicory plant from the side of the road and planted it in one of our SFGs.

Chicory is a wildflower in Illinois, and is seen growing along side the roads, it usually gets up to 3 feet tall, but look at it in my SFG, it is nearly as tall as I am and I'm 5 foot 5.
information about chicory


Some people think it's just a weed, but it is a herb, and the flowers and leaves are used to make dye, and the root can be used to make coffee. Back during the depression Chicory roots were used to make coffee because of the shortage of coffee.
chicory coffee

The leaves of chicory makes a blue dye and the blue flowers make a yellow dye.

avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 22
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Chicory in a SFG

Post  camprn on 5/24/2012, 5:58 am

You have some happy plants there! I like chicory... such a lovely blue and the bees like it because when it is blooming, not much else is.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Chicory in a SFG

Post  Goosegirl on 5/24/2012, 6:47 am

I love chicory! Such cheery little blossoms all over the plant. It grew wild where I came from in CA, and in the midst of all the blue bushes every once in a while a white one would appear. Love their little squared off flower petals with the toothed edges. flower

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Chicory in a SFG

Post  acara on 5/24/2012, 10:35 am

Kinda funny .... Chicory used to be a cheap substitute for coffee & importers used it to unfairly raise their profits/margins.

Now it's used as a gormet additive to some of the most popular coffee on the market today (i.e Cafe Du Monde, etc).
avatar
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 48
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Chicory in a SFG

Post  walshevak on 5/24/2012, 6:40 pm

I remember my mom complaining about Luzianne Coffee back in the late 40's. She didn't like the chicory taste.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Chicory in a SFG

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum