What's your question? Ask

Bok Choy Plants

Q.Why Is My Bok Choy Flowering?

margaretbartel added on May 2, 2011 | Answered

I planted it in mid-March in a container with good soil but it never got very big. I thinned it just recently and as soon as I thinned it, it bolted into flowering. The leaves are not very tightly packed as I was expecting. What did I do wrong? Or does it keep growing after it flowers? I live in Virginia.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 10, 2011

It is bolting and is pretty much shot. It happens when the soil gets hotter than the plant likes. It accelerates the flowering process and the plant flowers before it is ready.

At this point in time, you can still eat the plant, but it will not taste as good and they will not grow any larger.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Bok Choy Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert