Bok Choy is a Chinese plant that’s sometimes called white cabbage. I will take you through how to grow your own, with hydroponics and aeroponics.
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Bok Choy Facts
Optimal PH: 6.0 to 7.5
Temp: 50-70 degrees
Enjoys: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium
Grows Well With
- bush beans
Hydroponic Bok Choy
Just like any vegetable or fruit you are starting to grow in hydroponics, you will need to grow the plant in soil before transferring it to your system. The right time to transfer the plant is once you see 2 to 3 good leafs on the plant. Once your transport it, apply light to the plant for about 6-7 hours of light daily. Any more light will cause the plant to stress.
You will know that the Bok Choy is healthy when it has white roots. Once it is in your hydroponics system, you will need to give it 14-16 hours of light a day. About 30-45 days, you will be able to harvest your plant!
Aeroponic Bok Choy
Now, if you are wanting to grow Bok Choy using Aeroponics, then follow along with the Hydroponic section. The only difference is instead of placing the roots into the water and solution, you will need to spray the plants with it. This way, the plant will not have to fight for its food!
Indoor Bok Choy
Bok Choy can be grown inside, and outside! The temperature can be varied, this plant isn’t too picky when it comes to the temperature. To grow this outside, try to avoid growing during the summer months.
Pruning isn’t necessary when growing this Chinese cabbage. Why? It will grow into one huge bulk. Although, if there is a leaf that is looking rough, prune it so it doesn’t kill your other leafs!
Like any plants, you’re going to get unwanted pest. With Bok Choy, the most common is cabbage maggots, flea beetles, and tarnished plant bugs.
Although most diseases come from outside and the soil, your plant can still be effected. Some common diseases we see with these are caused by the leafs being moist, which then cause spots to appear on the leafs.