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Beginner Vegetables: growing escarole in zone 6

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Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2007
10:29 PM

Post #3212541

Does anybody know how to grow escarole in zone 6? Not endive, but escarole? This may be a very stupid question, nonetheless, am interested. Thanks in advance.
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

February 22, 2007
10:19 PM

Post #3215450

It is a very good question, It's just that it is not a common home garden plant. The general consensus seems to be "grow it like lettuce" space 8 -10 inches apart. starting inside and transplanting would probably be best for a home gardener. In Pennsylvania, early spring and again in the fall would seem appropriate times. In the south it is a winter crop.
Pittsburgh, PA
(Zone 6a)

February 23, 2007
11:21 AM

Post #3216871

Thanks Farmerdill!

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