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Growing Pak Choy, also Pak choi

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S P P              

(Best months for growing Pak Choy in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays. P = Plant in the garden.

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 70°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 16 inches apart
  • Harvest in 6-11 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile, coriander), lettuce, potatoes
  • Avoid growing in same bed: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard
  • Young plants
    Young plants

Similar to Chinese cabbage but the leaves are smoother and the stalks are longer and thicker. Grows quickly and will also go to seed quickly in hot weather. Best grown in cooler months.

Needs plenty of water.

Culinary hints - cooking and eating Pak Choy

You can treat Pak Choy as "cut and come again " or use the whole plant in one go, whichever suits your needs.

Your comments and tips

12 May 16, janine (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I live in Durban South Africa an im also looking for bok choy seedlings/ seeds no body has please help also looking for seeds of the Russian giant cucumber Thanks
01 May 16, Minty (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can I buy Chinese vegetable seed in bulk in South Africa
06 May 16, Dale (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate) has Pak Choi in bulk.
20 Oct 15, Debbie (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can i buy seeds or seedlings of chop choy. I live in midrand. Gauteng and i cant find a nirssry
06 Oct 15, koos (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
wheir can i buy bok choy seed
10 Mar 15, Mick (Australia - temperate climate)
Whats the diference between bok choi and pak choy
24 Apr 16, Richy (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
They're the same, just different spellings from chinese
22 Nov 14, David K (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it viable to grow avocados in Melbourne. I heard that you need 2 different types of avocado tree and had to cross pollinate by hand. Is that right? Is anyone currently growing avocados in the home garden in Melbourne who can advise, please
17 May 14, Denice ann Albrecht Bates (Australia - temperate climate)
I grow pak choy all year in my garden,as my garden gets sun all day,I also like to pick in when its small as it tastes much better.I allways feed it with worm wee diluted in the watering can about every two weeks...Plant,grow,eat and enjoy.......
16 May 14, Lona (United Kingdom - cool/temperate climate)
Planted Pak Choy about 4 tp 5 weeks they are growing well but have stared to seed Can it be eaten now
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after about 3 weeks, my Boc Choi leaves started getting little holes appearing. Today ( day 3 of holes) I got down close and found a very plump green catapillar...

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