Bok Choy Plants

Cabbage and Bok Choy Plants


Anonymous added on April 5, 2014 | Answered

My cabbage and bok-choy plants went to a long stem and flowers at the end of stem right away. I would think they have gone to seeding. Do I cut these stems off down at the bottom and discard or leave them on the plant? If I cut them off, will the plants resume producing?


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Nikki
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Answered on November 30, -0001

If your cabbage and bok choy have flowers, then they have bolted to seed and are passed their prime. They like to grow in cool weather. Too hot and they will get bitter and bolt (start producing flowers and seed). While edible, you can try to eat them, but they will probably be tougher and more bitter. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/bok-choy/preventing-bok-choy-bolt.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cabbage/cabbage-head-formation.htm

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