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Growing Pak Choy, also Pak choi

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16 Dec 08 Mary (Australia - temperate climate)
I have been growing Pak Choy/Choy Sum in Sydney, Australia for the last 25 years as I am Chinese in origin. The short fat variety Pak Choy is easier to grow. The long green stem Choy Sum is terribly hard to grow. Don't try in summer months unless you protect them under shadecloth. Need to water them at least twice a day or else you will get flowers within days. Use plenty of mulch and organic fertilzer. They grow very rapidly - 30 days before you pick. So you really need to feed them well. If you can get seeds that are 80 days variety (slow growing) you have a better chance.
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