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Another quick-growing vegetable, bok choy (also known as pak choi) is a type of Chinese cabbage. There are two varieties you can grow: baby bok choy, which is less than 10 inches tall, and standard bok choy, which grows 1 to 2 feet tall.
Plant your bok choy in partial shade for best results, though it can handle full sun. Water it consistently, as drought causes the plant to bolt. Depending on the variety that you’re growing, as well as the weather, your bok choy will be ready to harvest in around 45 to 60 days.
- USDA Zones: 2–13
- Sun Exposure: Partial shade
- Soil Needs: Rich, well-draining