February 27, 2023
Bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage, with a crisp and crunchy stem, and large green leaves. It is a nutrient-dense vegetable, high in vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Bok choy is usually eaten cooked, but can also be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches.
Bok Choy, also known as Chinese cabbage, is a popular vegetable around the world. It can be eaten raw or cooked and is rich in vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, C and K, as well as calcium and potassium. Growing Bok Choy is easy and rewarding, and can be done with minimal effort. Here’s what you need to know to get started.
Bok Choy likes full sun, so choose a location in your garden or outdoor space where it can get several hours of direct sunlight each day. While it can tolerate light shade, it’s best to give it all the sun it can get. You should also make sure the soil is well drained, as Bok Choy doesn’t like having wet feet.
Once you’ve picked a spot, prepare the soil by turning it over and adding compost or another fertilizer. Then plant your Bok Choy by spacing the seeds or seedlings about 12 inches apart and pressing them lightly into the soil. Be sure to keep the soil moist, but not too wet. Water regularly and fertilize every couple of weeks with a balanced fertilizer. Bok Choy typically grows best in temperatures between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the Bok Choy is ready to harvest, simply twist off the heads or pull the entire plant from the soil. Store the harvested Bok Choy in the refrigerator for up to a week. If you’d like to preserve it for longer, the easiest way is to blanch the vegetables and freeze them. Bok Choy will stay fresh in the freezer for several months.
With a little patience and the right conditions, you can easily grow Bok Choy in your own back yard. All it takes is some attention to the location, planting, and harvesting to enjoy the delicious and nutritious vegetable all season long!