Growing bok choy

Growing Bok choy is easy. Bok choy prefers well drained fertile soil with high organic matter so a good compost added to the soil during soil preparation would be essential. It requires plenty of moisture and is grown as an annual. It can be planted directly to the place where you want to grow them. When planted during the heat of summer it is best to find a location where there is partial shade to prevent from drying out.

You can start planting inside 4 to 6 weeks before last frost and transplant outside 6 to 12 inches apart. Directly plant seed ½ inch and about 1 inch apart in rows of 20 inches apart but thin to 12 inches spacing so that they can grow better and you can use thinning for stir fries.

When you harvest bok choy you have to do it before the hot weather as the hot weather makes it to go into seed very fast. You can harvest it when it reaches 12 to 18 inches tall. They are great in soups and stir fries. It is very crisp but not stringy and need not be overcooked when you include it in stir fries as they are not tough.

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Nov 01, 2009
by: DaNae

Thank you for your advice!

It sounds like growing bok choy is similar to growing kale. I haven't tried growing bok choy, but I'll look into it when I am planting my kale.


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