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, Nasturtium, Sage, Lettuce, Kale, Mustard, Mizuna, Tatsoi and Endive.

Spacing

Single Plants: 40cm (1' 3") each way (minimum)
Rows: 30cm (11") with 50cm (1' 7") 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 personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Surround stem with a 10cm (4 inch) mat with a slit cut into it for the stem to prevent cabbage root fly from destroying the roots. Use fine mesh or fleece over the summer to prevent butterflies laying eggs on the underside of leaves - caterpillars can destroy these plants. Keep soil moist in dry weather.

Harvesting

Harvest from early spring to early summer.

Troubleshooting

Slugs can be a problem.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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