Welcome to Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s Easy Gardening vegetable videos. Today we’ll be looking closely at bok choy from soil preparation, to planting through harvest.
Bok choy does best in full sunlight when grown in sandy soils with lots of organic matter.
Pull the soil into ridges 12 inches wide, 6 to 8 inches high, and 36 inches apart (center to center). This is necessary for good drainage.
Bok choy needs 18 to 24 inches between plants and 36 inches between rows. Plant seeds ½ inch deep and 1 inch apart.
As they grow, thin the leaves so that they are 18-24 inches apart. Do not throw away thinned plants, as they make excellent additions to salad or stir fry.
Keep soil moist but not soaked.
Harvest by making a clean cut just above the soil. Store in the refrigerator for about a week.
Happy eating from Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Junior Master Gardener program.