Friday, November 18, 2011

Late Fall Greens

In mid-October, I transplanted some tatsoi and Shanghai bok choy into the garden. When the snow storm hit a week later, I covered the bed with some plastic and forgot about it.

A few days ago, I uncovered the bed and noticed that the plants had actually grown a decent amount. Most Asian greens are pretty hardy so I think these will fair well into December. Hopefully, they will continue to grow despite the fact that our highs are only in the 40's and 50's for the next few days.

I love this variety of bok choy and so do the slugs.

Tatsoi is also one of our favorite Asian greens. The leaves are rather fragile and its water content is pretty high so I try not to overcook it.


  1. I'm very envious of all your greens!

  2. Your Asian Greens look great! Mine are a little smaller then yours are.....and boy do the bugs love to eat them!

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  3. Some of my asian greens were started rather late and I am not likely to enjoy them until very late winter or even early spring. Luckily I still have spinach and mache to provide salads until then. I have some cabbages too that will fill in until they are ready.

    Your covered bed is doing wonderfully. No bugs to speak of which is amazing. I always have a big population of slugs under my row covers.

  4. What a lovely treat! I find these re-seed all though the garden and I dig them up in mid-autumn and move them to our cold frames and beds that will be covered with mini hoop tunnels.. Enjoy! :)

  5. We have tried to grow bok choy but it does not like our warm spring days. Might have to try it next fall. We have 3 cold frames full of greens right now as well.

  6. Your method of growing these plants is too good. And it's growth is proving that. It will be great to view some more pictures.

  7. You have maintained your garden very well. All pictures are proving beauty of your garden. People are liking it.