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Bok Choy

An Asian green with sweet, mild flavor, young bok choy leaves can be eaten fresh in salads while mature leaves can be steamed, sautéed or stir-fried. Cultivars tolerant of heat are best for warmer climates, as they are more bolt-resistant.

Size: 4 to 12 inches tall

Sunlight requirements: Full to partial sun (A minimum of four to six hours is ideal.)

Water requirements: About 1 inch per week.

Soil requirements: Average, well-drained soil high in organic matter and rich in nitrogen

When to plant: Direct-seed in early spring; for autumn harvests, plant again in late July or early August

Where to plant: Garden; containers

When to harvest: 40 and 50 days after planting

Product storage: Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for one to two weeks.

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