Poc choi

joi choi march 2014I’ve been able to plant 5 or 6 squares of poc choi this spring. It’s too many-I probably only needed 3. Being planted at 4 per square foot, I’m not sure what I’ll do with 24 of them. About the only saving grace is they won’t come up all at the same time. You can see that there’s more than 4 in this picture. I was able to carefully lift out the extra plants and place them in other squares. I should have done it right from the beginning and only planted 1 or 2 seeds in each hole instead of what I ended up doing. This particular variety is a favorite of ours-Joy Choi. It’s a little more slender than the early variety I’ve grown before but just as delicious. These stir-fry’s with poc choi in them are just the best. My first spring harvest deliver season starts in less than 2 weeks. It looks pretty close to being ready.

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2 thoughts on “Poc choi

  • by Grant Shawcroft

    I’ve enjoyed keeping up with your blog. I’m not as advanced a gardener as your are, but I am learning. I started with square foot gardening last season. It worked quite well, and I’m trying to follow in your footsteps and chronicle my experiences on my blog. It’s not as comprehensive as yours, but I’m getting there. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I like your blog and your insights. Thanks.
    By the way, I’m fairly close — Fruita, Colorado.

    • by Jim This is post author

      Hello Grant and thank you for the kind words. I remember my 2nd year of SFGing very well. It was kind of my breakout year as far as growth and learning. After 15 years I find that I’m still learning things. Like, “I shouldn’t have put my leeks in that square because it shaded everything else around it-I should have put it in a back corner square.” Things like this are fun to figure out. Or the basic technique of always thinking ahead 1 growing season. When you’re planting in summer, what will the fall crop look like? When all is said and done my goal has always been to assist others in having a successful SFG. If they don’t, I feel like I’ve failed. And I’ve had some of those-which I’ve always and easily traced back to two main problems. I think you’ll have a fantastic season this year. Always try and experiment with new things to grow to expand not only your knowledge, but even better, your taste! Some of the things I grew for the very first time this year have been stunningly surprising! By venturing out and trying new things, I learned some new things. And it’s benefited our family tremendously. Best of luck to you this gardening season…keep in touch neighbor…thanks again…Jim

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