Top Questions About Bok Choy Plants

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Questions About Bok Choy Plants

Asked by
reeves999 on
November 12, 2017
Phoenix AZ

Q. Bok choy

I transplanted three plants in early October. I have now cut flowers off the top of these plants twice. They look healthy but I am concerned about the flowering. This is the first time I have tried book choy but wanted to give it a try. Am I doing the right thing by cutting the flowers off?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 12, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, it is a good idea to cut the flowers off. You can prolong your harvest this way. Now, as to what causes this: The short answer is warm weather. It will go to bolt (seed) when it is too warm for the plant.

It doesn't hurt the plant to cut them off. When they do bolt, though, the leaves may get thicker, or more bitter. To keep this from happening, it is advised to try and keep it in cooler temperatures.

Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/bok-choy/planting-bok-choy.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 11, 2018

Q. Bok Choy

My Bok Choy bolted big time. What part can I still use? The little leaves on the flowering stem has the flavor in them. I have lots of big leaves but none of the plants looks like the nice baby bok choy that you find in the supermarket.

I was thinking that I might be able to cook all leaves and stems like spinach or cabbage….can I?

If you can open the photo, you will find the Bok Choy in the back raised bed with lots of yellow flowers!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 11, 2018
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
September 15, 2019

Q. Bok choy not growing

Hi, I’m a first time gardener. I planted bok choy about 3 weeks ago. now seems that they are not growing and some leaves turned whitish..why is that? Hope to get some help here

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 16, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Are you watering adequately? The soil in the pot appears dry. Water deficit can suppress growth.

But from the photo your plants look reasonably healthy and the true leaves are just emerging from the immature stage, so they should take off if you water and fertilize.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/bok-choy/planting-bok-choy.htm

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