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Pak Choi (Autumn)


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Delicious leaves for stir fries and Asian dishes
Pak Choi grows best when planted in early autumn, as it is less prone to bolting at this time of year when it is cooler. Protect it well from slugs, plant in a sunny spot and you should be able to harvest a few as early as November if the weather is good. You will receive a full growing guide along with your plug plants.

Number of plants: 10 plug plants

Variety: Hanakan (organic*)

In the kitchen: Pak Choi can be grown and used as baby leafs in salads or stir fries. These plants can also be grown on to produce mature pak choi for steaming as a whole plant, which is really yummy.

Delivery Info: Available to order now for delivery between September and mid/late October. Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info.

Planting/Growing Advice: Plant in autumn approx 20-30cm apart in raised beds, traditional veg patches or in pots and planters. Protect against slugs, pigeons and cabbage white butterflies. They are frost tolerant so can be grown outside.

When to harvest: Harvest whole once the plant reaches full size in late autumn/early winter, or harvest individual leaves to add to salads. When they go to seed, these plants will produce small yellow flowers and small broccoli-like florets – these are all edible too.

*Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Chinese cabbages need a sunny site with deep, firm, moisture retentive soil.

Can be grown in....

Chinese cabbages prefer to be grown in raised beds or a well dug veg patch.

How far apart?

About 30cm apart.

Looking after your plants....

These cabbages are fairly hassle free. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.

Pak Choi

Keep them well watered

Make sure plants don’t dry out – regular watering is important during dry spells.

Storage Tips

Harvest them as you want to eat them – they will store in the fridge for a few days, but are much better cooked fresh.

Ways to cook

Stir fry with freshly chopped ginger, crushed garlic and a splash of soy sauce and honey.

When we deliver
We deliver these plug plants between September and mid/late October, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.

You can order from…
These plug plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.

Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.