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Many Asian vegetables grow best under milder conditions – not too hot or too cold, so autumn is a great time to grow these versatile and nutritious vegetables. Most of us think of Bok Choy or Pak Choi as being the main Asian vegetables but there are others that are also great to use in your everyday cooking – Wombok and Chinese Broccoli are just two. These are just as easy to grow – here is how we grow Asian vegetables in our gardens.
Wombok (Chinese cabbage), Bok Choy or Pak Choi.
HINT: Never add lime and manures or fertiliser at the same time; the lime reacts with the nitrogen in the fertiliser or manures and turns it into a gas which then escapes into the air and is no longer available to your plants! Use dolomite instead – this is very slow acting and doesn’t react like garden lime does (making it a better option). Dolomite is a mix of calcium and magnesium and also reacts by reducing sodium in soils making it ideal for sodic clay soils too.
Wombok, Bok choy/Pak choi can be planted by direct seeding or transplanting, however transplanted seedlings can tend to ‘bolt’ (go to seed) so if possible direct sow, or sow seed into individual containers so that the roots are not disturbed when you transplant.
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