Bak Choi (Toy Choi) -- some questions

dancinglemons(7B VA)October 11, 2009

Hello all,

I am going to plant the miniature Bak Choi that grows only 6-7 inches tall. The seed packet says "Toy Choi" 40 days. I am in Zone 7+ (wee bit warmer than most of zone 7). I am expecting the first light frost in about 14 days. Is it safe to plant this now -OR- should I start some in flats and then put out when they sprout?? We usually get a light frost and then have 2-3 weeks in the 50's - 70's followed by 40's - 50's until early December. I will also be covering with row cover. BTW I grow in EarthBoxes.

Thanks for any suggestions or recommendations you can give.

DL

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Violet_Z6(6a)

Go ahead and direct sow outside or utilize the "winter sowing" method. There is an entire forum dedicated to the technique, read the FAQ first.

Prepare your soil, they'll germinate in 2-3 weeks if your temps do not go below 45ËF. And even if your temps do drop, if it warms up again, they'll know when the time is right for them to sprout. If you direct sow, go ahead and use the row cover.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2009 at 6:53AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kikuza squash
HI gardeners: Many months ago I posted looking for...
garlicgrower
have anybody purchased plants from this website
Hi Friends, I am trying to buy few plants from this...
vid_nand
anybody know what this is?
i bought some vegetable seeds from ebay and the plant...
ngamonk
Looking for fast growing, mild greens
Can anyone suggest very fast-growing part-shade tolerant...
saxonmjs
7 year old Tatsoi mustard seed sprouted
I bought this seed seven years ago on a clearance sale...
californian
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™