Top Questions About Bok Choy Plants

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Questions About Bok Choy Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 4, 2012

Q. Harvesting/Freezing Bok Choy

I have a type of Bok Choy called China Choi. I am harvesting quite a bit. This is my first harvest of Bok Choy, and I would like to know if all of the plant is edible? The top green leaf part as well as the white stalks? Also, can I chop it all up, blanch it, and freeze it in food saver bags (air removed)? If so, how long will it keep in the freezer?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 5, 2012
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This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/bok-choy/bok-choy-harvesting.htm

Yes, you can blanch and freeze this plant.

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Asked by
Term102 on
June 16, 2013

Q. How Can I Harvest Seeds From Bok Choy Plants?

I have Bok Choy plants in an area where there is an irrigation system. I want to harvest seeds and I don’t know if they turn brown even with water or they keep growing. They have grown about 3 feet and have grown many pods, would it be a good idea to cut down the plant and dry them?

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 16, 2013
Asked by
Anonymous on
February 18, 2014

Q. Stems Turning Purple

I would like to know why my bok choy and cilantro stems turn purple. It seem like they have hard time growing bigger. Is the soil too rich or too light? Is it too much or too little water? Thank you very much.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 18, 2014
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It is caused by a phosphorous deficiency. Some bone meal will help correct it.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 10, 2014

Q. When Do You Grow Bok Choy in Zone 6b

When am I supposed to plant bok choy seeds?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 10, 2014
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2014

Q. Cabbage and Bok Choy Plants

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?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 30, -0001
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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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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 1, 2014

Q. bok choy

When the plant bok choy goes to seed, do you cut the plant off at the bottom or leave it?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 1, 2014
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When it goes to seed, this is called bolting. After bok choy bolts, it is considered to be done and the whole plant is harvested, regardless of the size. After it bolts, it will cease to send energy to the leaves, even if you cut the flowers off.

You can help prevent bolting in the future by keeping the roots as cool as possible. Heavy mulching and frequent watering will help with this, but growing it in the cool seasons (spring and fall) will help the best.

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Asked by
d-ads on
September 14, 2014

Q. Why does my bok choy have yellow leaves?

Outer leaves often turn yellow. Many of these leaves have 2mm brown spots.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 15, 2014
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This article describes many diseases of bok choy, and the treatments for them: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pi107

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