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Direct sowing of Asian brassicas-when?

Posted by sujiwan 6 MD (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 15:47

I'm trying a lot of new vegetables this year, many of them are leafy Asian greens of one type or another or saladlings. I started some inside and planted them out in April but have different ones on the way like garland chrysanthemum and flowering cabbage, gai lan, Chinese mustard, etc,

Our last frost was this week. What kind of things can I direct seed in mid-May and when does one leave off planting "cool season" vegetables due to oncoming temps (80's in June,-90's by July)? I want to avoid quick bolting. Do I have to wait until fall to plant . or do I still have time for spring planting?

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RE: Direct sowing of Asian brassicas-when?

I think you should do it right now, for the reason that you mentioned (Bolting in hot summer).

I have direct sown arugula and bok choy more than a month ago, just around our last frost date. Bok choy was the first to germinte amongst half a dozen things that I sowed. Arugula was also close. Now my bok choys are about 7"tall and good salad size. But I want them for stir fry so I'll wait maybe another 10 days.

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