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Cabbage - Bok Choy, Chinese Pak Choi (seeds)
  • Cabbage - Bok Choy, Chinese Pak Choi (seeds)

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    Bok choy (also known as pak choi) is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that you can easily grow in your garden.

     

    Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to plant, grow, and care for bok choy:

     

    Planting Bok Choy

     

    Sun Exposure

    Bok choy grows well in both full sun and partial sun (about 3-5 hours of sunlight daily).

     

    Soil

    Fertile, nitrogen-rich soil with a neutral pH is ideal. Add plenty of compost and organic matter before planting.

     

    Spacing

    Leave space for succession plantings to extend your harvest.

     

    Timing

    Bok choy can tolerate light frosts, so consider planting it where earlier crops have finished.

     

    When to Plant

    Spring: Start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last spring frost date.

    Fall: Direct seed for fall harvests.

    Bolting Prevention: In hot climates, plant in a spot with morning sun and afternoon shade to delay bolting (premature flowering).

    Watering: Bok choy prefers consistent moisture. Water about 1 inch per week or more.

    Mulching: Mulch between plants after thinning to keep weeds down and maintain soil moisture.

     

    Growing Tips

    Bok choy is a biennial plant but is commonly grown as an annual. It doesn’t form heads like traditional cabbage but grows stalks from a bulbous base. Both the stalks and leaves are edible and commonly used in Asian-inspired cuisine. Baby bok choy is harvested when young and tender, while larger plants are great for stir-fries and longer cooking.

     

    Harvesting

    Harvest bok choy when the leaves are mature but still tender. For continuous harvest, plant in small batches every two weeks.

     

    Remember, bok choy is not a fan of hot weather, so consider growing it as both a spring and fall crop. Enjoy this delicious green in salads, stir-fries, and soups!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 50

      Large Pack: approx 1100

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