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The Garden: Radicchio Salad Green - Easy Low Cost Way To Grow
- Published on Aug 27, 2016
- I show an easy low cost quick way to grow this expensive salad green. I started experimenting with radicchio only a few months ago. So these results will be updated periodically.
It has been compared to spinach in nutritional quality and it has a different texture. It makes a good compliment to other types of salad greens. It has a slightly bitter taste.
I briefly talk about seeding radicchio. Then I show the simple process of removing the stem end and planting it and showing the progess as the plants grow. The plants tolerate heat. If too hot they will not form heads or very small heads ( the leaves are still robust and edible). The leaves will be more green in hotter temps and get redder as it gets cooler. But they would do better in colder climates. So fall plantings in cold climates would get optimal results. With the stem method the leaves will increase in size well before the roots begin to develope.
Once the plants start growing they need moderate amounts of fertilizer and moderate amounts of water. So far no pests or diseases are affecting the plants. The only negative reactions I have seen in the plants was after 2 days of heavy rain the leaves got a little limp. But in a day they were back to normal. So don't over water!
For more on radicchio visit my website beinginnature.wordpress.com
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