Growing Pak Choi (aka Bok Choy) Cabbage Microgreens
- Presoak: N/A
- Suitable Growth Medium: Soil or Hydroponic
- Germ time: 2-3 Days
- Harvest time: 8-14 Days
- Color: Deep green tops with creamy white stems
- Flavor: A strong broccoli (brassica) flavor
- Texture: Fresh and crisp and light
- Nutrients: Vitamins C, K, and E, beta-carotenes, and iron
Cabbage seeds is easy to grow as microgreens and grows quickly in either soil or hydroponic mediums. If you are growing micro cabbage in soil, tamp and moisten soil before spreading your microgreens seeds across its surface. You may want to cover seeds with a thin layer of soil. This will keep the seeds moist for longer. Allowing the seeds to germinate on the surface is fine too! Keep dark with the black out dome for the first 3 days then flip the lid on day 4 and 5 to stress and strengthen the crop. Easy to grow, flavorful microgreens. The fresh green color makes them great garnishes or base to any salad. Golden Acre microgreen seeds. Cabbage is very mild and tender. It conveys the same flavor of grown cabbage but I dare say, even more flavorful.
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Notes & Growing Tips: Pak Choi (also spelled Bok Choi and Pok Choy) is a variety of chinese cabbage that is easy to grow as a microgreen. It is also quite fast. Pak Choy microgreens are a little more sensitive to light, so keep in lower light conditions once you expose to light on the 3rd or 4th day.
Pak Choi is a pale green microgreen with a slightly sweet, robust flavor.