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    Normans Mum is offline Rooter
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    Default Bolting chard and pak choi

    Despite watering, both my chard and pak choi have bolted. I haven't dug any of the plants up, just cut the tips off as the plants themselves are quite big. Will they resprout or am I better just getting rid ? I can't bear wasting anything though, to be honest. The tops I cut off went in as stir fry.
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    I had two rows of pak choi. One row bolted and is now in the compost and the other is still growing away fine. My chard is fine, is small, but the spinach is a goner too

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    My spinach sown about 6 weeks ago has bolted. Chard i sowed a couple of weeks back is looking good, and i've just sown pak choi - i think it does better from Spring and Autumn sowings, but i thought i'd chance it.
    He-Pep!

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    My Chard bolted the other week I cut out the middle stem and new leaves soon appeared.

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    Pak-Choi is odd, being "tropical" it is used to days and nights of almost equal length. Presently our days as too long and the nights are too short. So it either gets confused and/or panics and bolts.

    The most successful time would/should therefore be around late August and into Sept when they are more equal.

    Will say I have had no real luck with it at any time, but have not got round to trying a late summer/Autum sowing.

    The other equinox (March) is most likely too cold.

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    I sowed Pak Choi last August and it was fine and didn't bolt. I had more problems with flea beetle.
    "He that but looketh on a plate of ham and eggs to lust after it hath already committed breakfast with it in his heart"

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    Pal choi is more of. Cool weather plant. Sow it again in August... In Succession

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    Pal choi does not like unpredictable English summers so its better to sow them later in the year. Late August is good for them as they don't really appreciate full sun and long days.
    Traditionally in their 'original' climate then equal ish day and night light patterns suit them well.

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