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    I avoid most of the slug problems by growing it in large tubs. Sowed some last september and overwintered it in the greenhouse and it's storming away at the moment.

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    Sorry to bump this,but just went out to check mine (sowed last month (march) - following packets guidelines) I've two rows, probably about 20 in each row (planning to thin out for salads).. I've planted the Ruby F1 variety... they're probably around 4 inches tall already - really beautiful looking veg, should I resow later on?

    in terms of bolting will it produce a long stalk so I can see (can I just remove this too?)

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    I've been using these for a couple of years. As a previous post they lasted well into winter, but they hate warm weather and slugs love them. I don't sow until mid July. Also grow Mibuna and Mizua.
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    I'll use this lot as salad leaves then, and then resow July/Aug - ta.

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    Oh,now I'm worried. Of all the seeds I have sown the Pak Choi is the one that has so far been the most successful. I have pots and pots full of beautiful looking plants. I transplanted 12 of them into a lottie bed today and have another 20 or so in the greenhouse ready for hardening off soon. Maybe I should keep those in the greenhouse instead of planting them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarks View Post
    Sorry to bump this,but just went out to check mine (sowed last month (march) - following packets guidelines) I've two rows, probably about 20 in each row (planning to thin out for salads).. I've planted the Ruby F1 variety... they're probably around 4 inches tall already - really beautiful looking veg, should I resow later on?

    Quote Originally Posted by Curly-kale View Post
    Oh,now I'm worried. Of all the seeds I have sown the Pak Choi is the one that has so far been the most successful. I have pots and pots full of beautiful looking plants. I transplanted 12 of them into a lottie bed today and have another 20 or so in the greenhouse ready for hardening off soon. Maybe I should keep those in the greenhouse instead of planting them out?
    Chris/CK, I've got 6 in the bed now (picture in link below) and 15 more on the go in the polly tunnel, unless something goes horribly wrong I was intending succession sowing though out the summer? That said don't take my word for it as it's my first year growing them!

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ery_46807.html
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    Had some as salad leaves yesterday, not bad not bad.. Tasted a bit earthy. Really nice looking crop though

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    Have to say its one of the easiest things to grow, my wife is chinese, and we both love eating Pak Choi.

    Last year, grew about 3 diff varieties, put in maybe 500-600 seeds, think most came up, grew about 4 batches, all came up, didnt get eaten by slugs, but did use copper tape around raised beds.

    Put in seed, watered in, and up they came, if they bolt, you can still eat, ours got hugeeeeeeee!!!

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