How To Grow And Care For 4 Types Of Asian Greens

4 types of asian greens and care tips cover

We may all be familiar with Asian greens from eating in restaurants, but we don’t often grow them in our gardens. Let’s have a look at the most popular ones and see how to grow them.

  1. Bok Choy (Pak Choi). Bok choy is a non-heading cabbage. Although we are used to seeing pale stems chopped in Chinese dishes, there are actually a lot of varieties available, from green leaves with white or green ribs to yellow and red tinged leaves. Some are tiny, quickly maturing at no more than 5 inches, and some grow over a foot tall.
  2. Chinese Cabbage (Napa Cabbage). Chinese cabbage takes a bit longer to grow than the leafy greens and is a good choice for fall gardens, when it can grow and head without worrying about the weather heating up.
  3. Mizuna grows virtually problem free and is a great choice for a cut-and-come-again green. It comes in green and purple-leafed varieties.
  4. Tatsoi. It is extremely hardy (-20 F) and a great choice for over-wintering in a cold frame or hoop house.

Most are very quick growing, particularly during the cooler seasons. You can usually get at least 2 plantings per year and some can be succession planted, for a longer season. They can be planted densely and thinned and eaten as they grow. Most can be harvested as cut-and-come-again greens.

How To Grow And Care For 4 Types Of Asian Greens
How To Grow And Care For 4 Types Of Asian Greens
How To Grow And Care For 4 Types Of Asian Greens
How To Grow And Care For 4 Types Of Asian Greens
Source: gardening.about

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