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Bak Choi (Toy Choi) -- some questions

Posted by dancinglemons 7+ (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 11, 09 at 3:12

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.


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RE: Bak Choi (Toy Choi) -- some questions

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 45˚F. 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.

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