Pak Choi Growing Guide

Pak Choi, also known as Cabbage (Chinese)

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Rich, moist soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.

Position

Sun or partial shade preferred.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not required if good soil.

Companions

Dill, Mint, Nasturtium, Sage, Lettuce, Mustard, Kale, Endive, Tatsoi and Mizuna.

Spacing

Single Plants: 35cm (1' 1") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 40cm (1' 3") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in mid-late summer and transplant to final positions in early to mid autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Surround stem with a 10cm (4 inch) mat with a slit cut into it for the stem to prevent cabbage root fly from destroying the roots. Use fine mesh or fleece over the summer to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants. Keep soil moist in dry weather.

Harvesting

Harvest from early spring to early summer.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Pak Choi