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When to Plant
Bok Choy in 562

Planting vegetable seeds at the correct time is the most important step for getting the most out of your garden. Knowing exactly when to plant bok choy in your garden in 562 will increase growing success and provide better yields.

Check optimal planting dates regularly for best results because the weather, and our results, change daily. 

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The optimal time to plant bok choy in 562 is  - . The best day is with a success rate of %.

 

Anywhere between 70-100% is great. If consistently below that you may want to start growing from seedling or young plant, or possibly grow in sheltered environment

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Important bok choy growing information relevant to your exact garden location in 562:

The total number of frost free days for your garden in 562 is days, but the total number of optimal days to plant bok choy is days.

For best results you should start planting bok choy in days starting .

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How to Grow Bok Choy in 562

Bok choy is classified as a cabbage, specifically a non-heading form of Chinese cabbage, and is one of the oldest cultivated vegetables in Asia, estimated to have been cultivated in China for more than 5000 years. Bok choy is a valuable vegetable to grow in your garden because of its ease of cultivation, rapid growth, hardiness to cold weather, and most importantly its unique health benefits, rich in vitamins A, C and K. The Chinese traditionally stir fry or boil bok choy, however it can also be eaten raw in salads. Bok choy flavor is a cross between cabbage and lettuce, with a light peppery taste and subtle sweetness.


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Use these images to know if your bok choy is heading in the right direction and growing properly. Exact number of growing days varies for each bok choy variety. Below is the average number of days for each stage gathered from many different varieties.

Germination
5 days
Young seedling
7 days
Mature seedling
11 days
Young plant
30 days
Mature plant
29 days
Total days:
82 days

Germination
5 days
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Young Seedling
7 days
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Mature Seedling
11 days
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Young Plant
30 days
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Mature Plant
29 days
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Total Days
82 days

Bok Choy Germination Guide

(Stage 1: Germination)

Germination is the process by which a plant grows from a seed. It is the first stage of the plant growing process and it begins when the seed is sown and ends when the radicale emerges out of the seed.

All seeds require proper soil temperature, moisture, air and light conditions to germinate successfully. However, during the germination stage the seeds require more soil warmth and moisture than light exposure.

Seeds respire just like any other living organism, requiring oxygen and producing carbon dioxide (CO2), so it is crucial to use a soil media that is sufficiently aerated so that the seeds do not “suffocate”.

50% of our growing experts recommend to directly sow bok choy seeds into the ground. What is direct sowing and why do I care about it?

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Optimal
Required germination period

4-8 days

(13 sources)
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Optimal germination period

3-6 days

(3 sources)
Required soil temp.

47.7º-80ºF / 8.7º-26.7ºC

(11 sources)
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Optimal soil temp.

50º-75.8ºF / 10º-24.4ºC

(6 sources)
Required day temp.

49.9º-81ºF / 9.9º-27.2ºC

(6 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

59º-73.4ºF / 15º-23ºC

(5 sources)
Required night temp.

42.2º-61.7ºF / 5.7º-16.5ºC

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

49.1º-56.5ºF / 9.5º-13.6ºC

(4 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal seed depth

0.4 inches / 0.9 cm

(9 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

6.4 inches / 16.4 cm

(10 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

22.7 inches / 57.7 cm

(5 sources)

Bok Choy Growing Guide

(Stages 2-5: Growth)

Once seed has germinated and radicale has emerged the second stage of the plant growing process begins, developing from radicale to cotyledon -the embryonic first leaves of the seed forming a young seedling.

During the third stage of plant development cotyledon develops to 3-4 true leaves, stem begins to grow, becoming a mature seedling.

In the fourth stage the mature seedling develops to a young plant, ready for transplanting.

The fifth stage of plant development the plant is fully mature bearing fruit and/or flower.

The following guidelines apply to all of the bok choy plants’ needs during stages 2-5 from radicale emergence to full maturity. During these stages sunlight becomes a more active participant in plant growth and development than in the germination phase.

Soil pH is an important factor during these stages as well. What is pH and why is it important?

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Optimal
Required soil temp.

45.6º-80ºF / 7.6º-26.7ºC

(10 sources)
Growmigo - Soil Temp
Optimal soil temp.

50º-75ºF / 10º-23.9ºC

(5 sources)
Required day temp.

49.3º-84.7ºF / 9.6º-29.3ºC

(6 sources)
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Optimal day temp.

58.7º-76ºF / 14.9º-24.4ºC

(7 sources)
Required night temp.

39.6º-40.6ºF / 4.2º-4.8ºC

(5 sources)
Growmigo - Night Temp
Optimal night temp.

45.3º-54.9ºF / 7.4º-12.7ºC

(4 sources)
Required sunlight hours

5-12

(11 sources)
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Optimal sunlight hours

NAN-NAN

(0 sources)
Required soil pH

6-7.4

(11 sources)
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Optimal soil pH

6.5-7.1

(7 sources)
Required watering amount

0.9-1.3 inches / 2.3-3.2 cm (per week)

(4 sources)
Growmigo - Watering Amount
Optimal watering amount

1-1 inches / 2.5-2.6 cm (per week)

(6 sources)
Growmigo - Seed Depth
Optimal depth

0.4 inches / 1 cm

(6 sources)
Growmigo - Plant Spacing
Optimal plant spacing

12.5 inches / 31.6 cm

(9 sources)
Growmigo - Row Spacing
Optimal row spacing

25.1 inches / 63.8 cm

(3 sources)

How difficult is it to grow bok choy?

Growing bok choy, or any other vegetable for that matter, is not hard, however some plants require more attention and care than others depending on the following factors:

 

Are you starting to grow your plant from seed? seedling? young plant? Depending on what stage plant you choose to plant will impact growing difficulty and patience.

The length of the growing season for your exact garden location.

If you have a short growing season and you want to start growing from seed then you may need to start the growing process in a sheltered environment (greenhouse or inside your home) which will require more involvement in the growing process.

Whether you direct sow in the garden or start in trays and then transplant also affects the level of difficulty

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Companion Planting Guide

for Bok Choy

What is companion planting?

Companion planting is intentional planting of two or more vegetables and/or flowers next to each other in order to positively impact plant health and yield

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