Bok Choy Harvesting – Learn When And How To Harvest Bok Choy

The first thing you need to do when harvesting bok choy is to make sure your soil is not too dry. If it’s too wet, then the roots won’t get enough moisture and they’ll die. You want your soil level with the ground.

Soil needs to be well drained of water before planting.

You can plant your bok choy right away or wait until next spring. I usually plant my bok choy in April because it takes me longer to go through the winter than most people. You don’t have to wait until next year either if you’re careful about watering.

But remember, you need to keep your soil moist all the time! If it dries out, then the roots won’t grow properly and they’ll die.

If you live in a place where there are lots of wildflowers, then you might want to plant some of those instead. They add color and beauty to your garden. Some people like to plant them in pots so they can enjoy the flowers all summer long.

When you’re ready to harvest, just cut off any dead leaves and stems from your plants. Then you can eat the stalks and leaves right away or store them in your refrigerator. You can also pickle the stems, blanch and freeze the leaves or make a bok choy salsa.

There are many things you can do with this delicious vegetable, so enjoy!

How to harvest bok choy:

Step 1:

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First of all, you need to check the soil to make sure that it’s not too wet or too dry. You should be able to easily insert your finger into the soil. If it’s dry, then add some water and wait for the soil to become damp.

Step 2:

If you want to start from seeds, you need to prepare them first before sowing them because they need about three weeks to grow. You can find a lot of bok choy seeds on eBay. You also need substrates such as organic potting soil or a seed-starting mix like Pro-Mix.

Step 3:

Put some seeds into a container such as a cup or a bowl and pour water on them. You should wait until the soil is wet but not soaking. Keep the container at a room temperature of about 65 degrees if possible.

Step 4:

When the seeds sprout, you can plant them in your garden or pot. You should choose a sunny and elevated place for planting. If you live in a cold climate, then you need to wait until next spring.

Step 5:

To harvest, you can pick leaves and stalks as you need. The leaves get bigger and better when the plants are about six inches tall. If you don’t want your bok choy to flower, you should harvest the entire stalk when it reaches about twelve inches in height.

It will grow again from the base.

Step 6:

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Finally, you need to prepare the bok choy for eating. First of all, you should cut off and dispose of the roots and any diseased leaves. Then cut the stalks about one inch from the base.

Dry these leaves by laying them out or storing them in a container.

These are the things that you should know about bok choy. If you have another question, please feel free to contact us.

Have a nice day!

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