Cabbage (Chinese) Growing Guide

Cabbage (Chinese), also known as Pak Choi

Crop Rotation Group

Brassicas (Cabbage family) 

Soil

Rich, moist soil, firm with plenty of well rotted compost dug in.

Position

Sun or partial shade preferred.

Frost tolerant

Tolerates light frost.

Feeding

Feed plants with a liquid plant food when they begin to form heads.

Companions

Dill, Mint, Agastache, Nasturtium, Sage, Lettuce, Mustard, Kale, Endive, Tatsoi and Mizuna.

Spacing

Single Plants: 40cm (1' 3") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow in mid-late summer and transplant to final positions in early to mid autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Use fine mesh or exclusion netting over the warmer months to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants. Keep soil moist in dry weather.

Harvesting

Harvest when plants reach a suitable size.

Troubleshooting

Slugs can be a problem.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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