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    One other thing to remember is that it is related to cabbage so if you have clubroot on your plot you may not have much sucess.

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    As gojiberry says if you have club root forget it it gets walloped worse than cabbage..jacob
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    Rarely had any success myself...combination of bolting, slugs and pigeons...I keep trying though as it gives me something to compost.

    Growing one called Ivory at the mo...best grown in cool season like spinach.

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    A lovely Asian green which is great for salads and stir fries is Tatsoi. It grows like mad and just needs water, see Tatsoi, Tatsoi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Tatsoi Salad With Sesame Dressing Recipe - Taste.com.au, Tatsoi and Tatsoi | Garden Guides

    I have a semi-trailer load of my own saved seeds so if any of you want to grow it out drop me a line.

    The other Asian mustard green I love is Osaka Purple. The mustard taste is only present when using the leaves fresh, such as in salads. You can cook it as much as you like (steamed, microwaved, boiled, stir-fried) without the mustard taste being overpowering.
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    Like Paulottie, my attempts at Pak Choi have been thwarted by bolting, slugs (and lack of attention in my case!). I have managed to grow little bits in mixed salad collections successfully though.

    I think this year I may try growing them at home rather than the lottie (so I can do midnight slug-slaying sessions), and possibly try plastic bottle cloches over the plants to give them some protection. I really enjoy eating Pak Choi, so I'm prepared to persist!
    Last edited by Pumpkin Becki; 12-03-2010 at 10:58 AM.

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    Oh yes and I forgot to mention the blinkin little flea beetles....have to start in modules always.(and use my valuable stocks of contraband derris dust)

    I'm right with you Becki...we shall overcome!
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    Mine always bolt too!
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    I grow Tatsoi every year - very hardy for a pak choi so a good winter veg. Its just about to bolt from and August sowing but a good cut down now will produce a few more leaves before they go over. They are nice salad leaves as well.

    The ruby one did well from last July sowing as well and is making another appearance now.

    I do not plant before July because of slugs and its tendency to bolt. Personally I don't like the tall spoon ones as they are wasteful - so much veg from just a few sewings. They stayed under nets all the time last year and this really helped.

    Mizuna is a really good alternative if you like uncooked leaves.

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