Growing Pak choi, also known as bok choy, is easy and rewarding. Here are some instructions on how to grow Pak choi from seed:
- Choose a location that gets full sun or partial shade and has well-drained soil.
- Sow the seeds directly into the ground or in seed trays, about 1/4 inch deep and 1 inch apart.
- Keep the soil consistently moist and well-watered during the growing season.
- Fertilize the soil with a balanced fertilizer according to the package instructions.
- Thin out seedlings to about 6-8 inches apart when they are large enough to handle.
- Keep an eye out for pests and diseases and take action immediately if you notice any issues.
- The plants will be ready for harvest in about 35-45 days, when the leaves are dark green and the stalks are crisp white.
- Harvest the leaves as needed, taking care not to damage the base of the plant, as it will continue to produce new leaves.
By following these instructions, you can successfully grow Pak choi in your own garden. It’s a fast-growing, nutritious and versatile vegetable that can be eaten cooked or raw. It’s a great addition to salads, soups, stir-fries, and sandwiches.