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Growing Pak Choy, also Pak choi

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Pak Choy in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • 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 beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile, coriander), lettuce, potatoes
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

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
02 Sep 16, GrocerMan (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
They are not the same. Pak Choy is sweeter, has green soft stems. Bok Choy is slightly more bitter (but still sweet) and has white harder stems than Pak choy. They look very similar but if you know the difference, its quite obvious.
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
16 May 14, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Lona, we are eating our Pak Choy which has flower heads. Still tastes the same. Give it a try.
08 Jan 14, Leigh (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Pak Choy seedlings gone to seed soon after planting in hot house. Any reason why ?
26 Feb 14, Betty (Australia - temperate climate)
I find pak choy plants go so seed in the summer months, I find autumn plantings better. They germinate quickly in the garden, usually under a week. I plant seeds other months as well to keep a supply of the greens but use them quickly, sometimes even with the flower head. - Betty
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