This year I'm trying lots of new things in the vegetable garden. Just like the Swiss Chard that I'm growing, I've never grown Bok Choy before. But unlike the Swiss Chard, I've definitely eaten it and know that I love it.
The type of Bok Choy seeds that I picked were from Burpee and were actually labeled Pak Choi. From what I understand, Bok Choy, Pak Choi, Joi Choi are all the English language names of small Chinese Cabbage. There's a larger cabbage that's grown mostly in Northern China but I don't think they refer to it by the same names. Please feel free to correct me in the comments if I'm wrong.
Here's how the Burpee catalog describes it:
Pak ChoiAnd here's how I describe it:
Also known as bok choy or Chinese white cabbage. Pak choi is grown for its stalks which are used in oriental cooking. It is also delicious raw. Each plant bears 10-14 erect stalks, 8-10" long. Grows best in cool weather. Can be grown as a spring or fall crop.
Bok Choy is another early spring green that's pretty easy to grow. Just popped the seeds into the ground and watered. Now 2-3 months later, I'm searching all over the place for Bok Choy recipes to try because I have almost a whole raised bed full of them.