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    One of my neighbours up at the allotment has kindly let me have 21 spare pak choi plants! ( couldn't say no!! ) I'm not sure how I'll be able to tell when they are ready to harvest - are they a 'cut and come again' kind of crop or do I pull up the whole plant when it gets to a certain size?
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    Hello Vicki, no, they're not cut and come again. You can eat them any size you like but they don't get very big. I just cut them off at ground level. You can steam them whole, or divide into leaves and add to stir fries. Delicious either way. Sowing to eating is 4 to 6 weeks so just note how long they have been in the ground. Enjoy.
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    Thanks Alice, thats brilliant! I've never tried it before so am looking forward to tasting it!
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    And Vicki, they're 1.20 for 2 small ones in Asda !

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    Blimey! Definately one to grow yourself then!
    Since I've been growing my own veg I've become sooo much more aware of the shop prices!
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    I grew some in pots and just took the leaves off when they were a decent size and they did grow more leaves so it might depend on the variety mine was tatsoi supi.

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    Vicki, if you cut them like Alice says and not pull them you do get resprouts (if you don't need the space). So that's kinda cut and come again.

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    I have some in the garden hearting up but I also add it to my own cut and come again mix in a seed tray on the kitchen windowsill. It's dead versatile. Wouldn't be without it.
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