Baby Pak Choi (50 Days)
With the Baby Pak Choi you should be able to grow a half a dozen of these compact plants in a good sized pot and begin cutting within 45 days and continue to harvest the delicious leaves for another few weeks after.
Brassica rapa var. chinensis
Germination: 7-12 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF.
Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep
Starting Indoors: 4-5 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant a week or two before last frost. Space 6-12" apart. Sow in midsummer for fall crops.
Sowing Outdoors: Spring when soil temperature reaches at least 60ºF, 1-2 weeks before last frost date. Sow 2-3 seeds every 6-12” apart. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. Sow in midsummer for fall crops.
How much does a packet plant: 6-8 foot single row
Harvest: Can be harvested by the leaf or the entire heads
Tips: Baby Pak Choi needs to be provided with fertile soil, rich in organic matter from the very beginning of its growth in the garden. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture. Temperatures that are consistently hot and under 50ºF can cause bolting.