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Maureen Wadey

pak choi  never heard of it before but planted some and they have very quickly grown but now have yellow leaves .. and have little yellow flowers entertaining the bees!  Can I save the little twiglet shaped seed pods and use them again? Any advice welcome.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,660
    If you let the seed pods dry out to brown, and then save the black seeds, you can sow them again. I would just clear out the space and resow a few more seeds now.  A packet of seed will yield hundreds of plants. You can also scatter it in a seed tray and cut after three weeks or so for salad leaves.
  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,314
    I would also suggest you try some too, they are a bit of an acquired taste - they're not for me anyway. Along with rocket, chicory, and the weird leaves that start with an M and sound Japanese, in fact pretty much anything that's easy to grow  :'(
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • They do tend to bolt especially as it's been hot and dry. Keep sowing successionally the ones I sowed late August into September overwintered pretty well. Find the same with Rainbow Chard.
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