Learn how to grow Bok Choy, a versatile Asian vegetable used in stir-fries and salads. This guide has growing tips, sun requirements, spacing, notes on watering & more!

Soil

What soil is good for Bok Choy?

Rich, well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in. 

Position

How much sun does Bok Choy need?

Enjoys a sunny spot, however will grow well in partial sun to partial shade.

Frost Tolerant

Is Bok Choy frost tolerant?

Will tolerate light frosts. 

Spacing

How much space does Bok Choy need?

 20cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Bok Choy?

Bok Choy is a cool season crop, usually planted in autumn. If you live in a cooler climate you can also plant in spring. 

Sprinkle seeds in a row and lightly cover them with soil. The seeds are very small and don't need to be planted deeply. 

If transplanting, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn. 

Feeding

What do I feed Bok Choy?

 A light application of organic liquid fertilizer throughout the season. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Bok Choy?

Harvest the larger outer leaves throughout the season as needed, leaving the center leaves to continue growing. Plants will continue to produce throughout the season using this method. Uproot the whole plant if you prefer a one time harvest. 

Pests

What pests does Bok Choy get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Cabbage Looper, Cutworms, Diamondback Moth, Thrips, Flea Beetle

Diseases

What diseases does Bok Choy get?

Alteneria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Black Rot, Club Root, Downy Mildew, Soft Rot

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Bok Choy?

Water frequently throughout the growing season, mulch the soil with a light mulch such as sugarcane to retain moisture. 

 

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