This guide will teach you everything you need to know about growing Tatsoi, from planting to harvesting.
What soil is good for Tatsoi?
Rich, well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in.
How much sun does Tatsoi need?
Enjoys a sunny spot, however will grow well in partial sun to partial shade.
Is Tatsoi frost tolerant?
Will tolerate light frosts.
How much space does Tatsoi need?
When should I plant Tatsoi?
Tatsoi 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.
What do I feed Tatsoi?
A light application of organic liquid fertilizer throughout the season.
When can I harvest Tatsoi?
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.
What pests does Tatsoi get?
Aphids, Slug, Snail, Cabbage Looper, Cutworms, Diamondback Moth, Thrips, Flea Beetle
What diseases does Tatsoi get?
Alteneria Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Black Rot, Club Root, Downy Mildew, Soft Rot
Is there anything else I need to know about Tatsoi?
Water frequently throughout the growing season, mulch the soil with a light mulch such as sugarcane to retain moisture.