09 June 2012

Some Detective Work Required...

I feel a bit dumb asking this question, but does anyone know what the asian greens are that I've got as the background of this blog?  They are so beautiful, really delicious and fast growing, but came as a punnet of seedlings that was just tagged "Asian Greens".  I want to be able to grow them (lots of them!) from seed, but can't find them.  Unless it is Pak Choy?  But from what I have seen that doesn't seem to have the purple leaves and seems to have bigger stalks...  Any help gratefully appreciated!

7 comments:

  1. I have a few asian greens growing at the moment, but all I can tell you for sure is that its none of the ones I'm growing..... it looks like a purple bok choy, does that exist? Seems like it does http://kcfoodcircle.blogspot.com.au/2010/05/funky-friday-farmers-market-at-badseed_19.html I think there's a whole lot of asian greens that I am yet to try....http://vegetablematter.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/asian-vegetables-in-houston.html

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  2. Not a dumb question, especially when I don't know the answer either! LOL! I have to agree that it does look like a bok choy, Goodluck.

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  3. It's called (Chinese) Pak Choy Red (even it looks more like Purple colour). I've just bought it online from Rangeview Seeds (400 seeds/package) or Diggers is also selling it (180 seeds).

    I haven't sown them yet, can't wait to see how it goes, glad to hear that it tastes nice. I agree that the home grown Pak Choy is so sweet and super easy to grow all year round!

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  4. Thanks detectives! It does sound like red/purple pak choy. I wonder whether it will go completely purple as it matures?

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  5. It is really pretty isn't it. I don't grow enough Asian greens to know but I will look out for Pak Choi red in the hope that this is it.

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  6. It does look like my pak choy, but purple and very pretty. Maybe let a couple go to seed and collect the seeds for replanting.

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  7. Actually a bit of it has started flowering, so I'll collect those seeds Barbara, although it might take me a while to build up the quantities I'm hoping to grow for the restaurant, given that it's so tasty we keep picking it!

    I'll definitely order some red pak choy seeds too and report back in a few months!

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