*Squeals* *Dances* *Smiles* *Does a cartwheel*. Just kidding, I could never do a cartwheel. In the playground all the pretty little girls were always flipping around while I was playing basketball or trying to talk people into playing BINGO with me. But I am squealing, dancing and smiling…. it’s time to start picking vegetables in the garden! This makes me one happy girl!
Right now we’re getting hammered with Lettuce and Bok Choy picking in the garden. For a girl who used to dislike lettuce, I am sure eating it by the handful now.. but that’s another post! This one is all about one of my favorite greens, Bok Choy! Last year we grew some over the Winter in the green house and it worked pretty well but this Spring was the first time we grew them normal like our other plants. The results are astounding… we already have a contestant in the happiest plant of 2014 category!
For stats, the seeds were planted January 29 and transplanted outside on April 1st. These plants are growing MASSIVE! I really can’t say enough great things about their growth. They are wide, bushy and they just keep growing. So let’s pick some of the first harvest of the season… are you excited?
Remember when the bok choy were just baby seedlings? Oh those were the days…
But now it’s time to pick the bok choy for dinner! I’m totally making this noodle dish! Did you know that if you don’t pick the entire plant but instead just cut off the outside leaves the plant will keep growing? I know, it’s amazing. That means that you can grow a plant, cut, then keep on growing! I would highly suggest this method as you’re going to get double the yield. To do this just cut about 2 inches from the base on the outside leaves. This is a great video that shows you how to cut it too.
Thanks for harvesting with me!
Have you grown bok choy before? Do you treat your plants like babies too?