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Bolt resistant oriental veg?

Bah! The bok choy, pak choi and oriental veg have bolted in the recent mild spell. They were in conditions I normally grow them in, it's just the recent temperature changes that have caused the bolting. 

Has anyone used and could recommend bolt-resistant open-pollinated varieties I can try next year. I tried F1s before and they weren't a patch on the normal ones.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,864

    I find less of a problem with pak choy and red mustard etc bolting if I sow them after the longest day.  In fact I don't sow them until July. 

    They need a decreasing day length if they're going to make it past the baby-leaf stage.


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • DachaloverDachalover Posts: 776

    I love the way the simple things in life can make you so happy....this one just opened up over night , well we don't have much darkness here at the moment image

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     Right next to these big showoffs......

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  • It's probably much warmer where you are dovefromabove. I love brassicas and the oriental varieties I can get an almost year round crop. They're usually fine but with all the hydrocarbon burning, CO2 and the Jetstream going haywire we're going to get these waves of mild weather  and cold snaps.

     

    Dachalover wrote (see)

    I love the way the simple things in life can make you so happy....this one just opened up over night , well we don't have much darkness here at the moment image

     

     Right next to these big showoffs......

     

    Nice.

    My Grandfather had a Dacha sort of thing in the Mazur region. I used to love going there when we went over. One thing about being up this north apart from the cold wet climate (which I've never go used to) is the round-the clock light in summer and the very short days in winter. The seemingly aggressive change in day length knocks my body clock off.

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