Tuesday, June 25, 2013

How To Grow Pak Choi

What is Pak Choi?

Pak Choi is a green leafy vegetable, commonly grown in Asia and used in many Asian cuisines. It is also commonly called bok choi, or Chinese cabbage.

How To Grow Pak Choi

Pak Choi is fairly easy to grow, even for gardening beginners. They also have a relatively short harvest time, and you can start pulling leaves for food in as little as 30 days, and they are usually fully grown in about 45 days.
The Pak Choi plant does not respond well to high temperatures, so they should be planted in a shady area and watered often.

All you need to get started on your pak choi harvest, is seeds of course, a couple small potting containers, a good soil that will retain moisture, and a little of your personal time.

Here are the steps to growing your very own Chinese cabbage:
  1.  Plant the seeds in to their own small potting container. Keep the soil in the containers moist and in the sun, until the seedling start to sprout and reach a height of about 3 inches.
  2. Once the seedling are sprouted, you can then transfer them to your soil plot, planting them about 8-12 inches apart from each other.
  3. Make sure you keep them in an area that gets plenty of shade, and it may be a good idea to cover your plot with a protective netting, to prevent infestations. 
  4. Once the plants hit about 30 days, they are ready to started being used, and will be fully harvested by about 45 days.
  5. To keep them fresh, you can pick off leaves as you plan to use them, leaving the pak choi in the ground so that it keeps on growing.
pak choi cabbage
A nearly ready for harvest Pak Choi plant
Chinese cabbage makes for great use in stir-fry, Asian-themed salads, or anything else you want to make with a replacement for lettuce or cabbage.

Below you can find all of the products you need to grow a successful Pak Choi garden plot:


With just a small investment, you could be on your way to creating your own garden, and growing your own food! There's nothing like the taste of dinner in the evening coming fresh from the garden in your back yard earlier that day.

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