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
» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:39 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by dk54321 Today at 12:56 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:38 pm

» New England August 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 12:06 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:36 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by countrynaturals Today at 11:11 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» Hello gardener's
by trolleydriver Today at 7:51 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock Today at 6:45 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:20 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 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 : 54
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 : 47
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 : 4354
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