Chinese Cabbage Wong Bok Michihlii
Chinese Cabbage Michihli is an heirloom producing light green tender leaves, ideal for stir fries and pickling, and many other Asian dishes. Michihili Chinese cabbages thrive in milder climates but can be grown in any zone (warmer areas may experience looser head formation. Grows to 40cm tall and about 10cm wide
Can be difficult to grow in Spring if cold nights persist. Late summer plantings are the easiest.
Sow: October and February and March (Cool Climate). Sow after risk of frost has passed (and protect from a late frost). To prevent bolting, avoid too many sub 10 degree C nights.
Spacing: 30 to 40cm. water well
Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa, subspecies pekinensis and chinensis) can refer to two cultivar groups of leaf vegetables often used in Chinese cuisine.
These vegetables are both variant cultivars or subspecies of the turnip and belong to the same genus as such Western staples as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. Both have many variations in name, spelling, and scientific classification, especially bok choy cultivars.
Germination: Optimal Soil temperature is 19 to 24 C (around 5-10 days to germination)