As part of our drive to reduce our food bill we have been growing vegetables. Looking towards winter, I decided to experiment with over-wintering crops - leeks, cabbages and endive.
Endive (or Chicorée) is a strange thing: a bitter, cabbage like vegetable you don't cook in a saucepan (unless I am completely wrong). Growing it is strange too: according to the packet I have to grow it until October/November, dig it up, cut of its bottom and top, stick it in a box and grow for another 6 months in the dark(ish)
I figure that while I am trying to find out if I am any good as a gardener or even enjoy gardening I have to do these experiments. You never know - I might find out what it is I am good at!
PS - if anyone has an easier way of growing endive, or good recipes for people who don't really do bitter (i.e. me) any suggestions will be welcomed.