Green Vegetable Bok Choy Plants
For a nutrient-rich, low-maintenance vegetable, consider adding bok choy plants to the vegetable garden. Many people wonder how to grow bok choy plants. As noted, growing bok choy is done best in cool weather. You can get two crops a year, in the spring and in the fall. If you’re planting bok choy indoors, you want to start it before the last frost and then transplant your growing bok choy two weeks later. Because bok choy is a cold weather vegetable, it can withstand cooler temperatures, so you could always start them directly in the ground at this point as well. Although you’ll be planting bok choy plants early in the season, you can start a second crop in late summer to be ready late fall. They only take 45-50 days to maturity, so this is easily done.
Growing bok choy requires rich, loose soil. You should fertilize your bok choy early after planting. Once your seedlings are about four inches tall, you’ll want to thin your growing bok choy to 6 to 10 inches apart. If you have more than one row, place the rows 18 to 30 inches apart. You should keep your garden well weeded so the weeds don’t take away the nutrients from your bok choy plants.