bok choy and spinach question....seed collection

SunshineZone7(7)June 13, 2014

Last year my bok choy bolted and I waited for the seed pods to completely dry out before I removed the plants from the ground. I then collected the seed.

I planted earlier in spring this year but they still bolted quickly. The seed pods are green. I really want to pull the plants up and use the space now. Will the pods dry and seeds be viable if the plants are pulled up?

I have the same question for spinach.

I have searched and cannot find the answer.

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theforgottenone1013(MI zone 5b/6a)

I realize it's a little late to answer but it depends on how far along developed the seeds themselves are. If they were starting to darken in the pod then they should continue to mature if you pull the plant. If they were still completely green then I'm not sure they'd be viable.


P.S. Bok choy is best planted as a fall crop. Spring crops can be hit or miss.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 1:00PM
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A lot of mine will if I tear up the whole plant, roots and all, and hang it from my chain link fence or some other area that has great ventilation. I usually hang it upside down simply because it is easier.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2015 at 9:44AM
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