earlier batch of pak choy
1st posting on pak choy serial: Pak Choy stage by stage.
Week 1 ~ first pair of leaves
Week 2 ~ second pair of leaves
The variety I am growing now is the white stemmed Pak Choy. The other is green stemmed, which I have grown before but give it a rest for the moment. I notice the resilience of white stemmed pak choy seeds. The old seeds, the leftover seem to sprout easily. But the success rate of germinating green stemmed pak choy is much lower now with older seeds.
The plants had let out the second pair of leaves after about a week being transplanted. Every single seedlings continue growing, some at a faster rate. The roots are fibrous and shallow, therefore water does not have to deep. To give them a little bit of cooler environment, peat soil is spread in thin layer on top. Peat soil has the ability to absorb and retain water. Nutrients are released slowly to the soil below as peat soil slowly decompose.
The earlier batch of pak choy is growing and about to be pulled out. I read somewhere about a technique called Cut and Come Again. I am going to give it a try but not with this batch...