While we’re watching our gardens grow we’re also taking note of the beauty popping up along the roadside and in vacant lots and properties throughout the neighborhood. Certain plants do well in this environment and one of our favorites is the Chicory plant.
Chicory flourishes in the wild, along roadsides, in fields and in abandoned areas. This makes a particularly beautiful contrast. It’s also edible! The leaves can be eaten fresh in a salad or cooked like spinach. Its roots can be roasted and brewed as a tea or coffee.