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Organic Pak Choi (Bok Choy) Seeds


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Pak Choi a must Asian cuisine lovers and perfect for spring or autumn planting.  This leafy green is super easy to grow from seed.  (In fact, we don't recommend growing from seedling as transplanting often sends seedlings into shock and the plant bolting to seed. )
Our certified organic Pak Choi (Bok Choy) seed packets include approximately 100 seeds - plenty for successive sowings in a small garden.
What is Pak Choi (Bok Choy)?
Pak Choi (also known as Bok Choy, Bok Choi, Brassica oleracea var. capitata) is a must for Asian cuisine lovers and is a great spring or autumn planting option.  It is a hardy, fast growing and non heading variety of Cabbage. This leafy green vegetable has large spoon-shaped leaves and fleshy white stalks. 
This Asian green is a must-have for an Asian cuisine garden, but also works well in cottage-style gardens or courtyard pots.
Culinary Uses for Pak Choi (Bok Choy)
Pak Choi  is the height of deliciousness when steamed with a wee drizzle of sesame oil, soya and oyster sauces.  You can also stir fry the leaves.  Treat Pak Choi as a 'cut and come again' vegetable - harvesting individual leaves as needed but leaving the rest for another day.  
Growing Conditions - Pak Choi (Bok Choy)
The main thing to remember with Pak Choi, is that it prefers cool weather and will bolt easily in heat.  Other than that, this is an easy going vegetable and a great plant for tricky conditions, as it can handle a little wind, grows best in part shade and a little frost (although young seedlings can be sensitive to snap frosts.)
Pak Choi thrives in full sun in cooler regions, part sun in warmer locations.  It loves rich free draining soil that is moist but definitely not soggy. Beans, carrots, celery, dill, garlic and onions are good companion plants for Pak Choi.
Growing Instructions - Pak Choi/Bok Choy Seeds
  • Direct sow: Early spring or  autumn
  • Spacing: Rows 80 cm apart, thin to 45 cm apart 
  • Sowing depth: 6 mm
  • Keep soil moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
  • Germination: 7 - 10 days
  • Protect seedlings from slugs and snails
  • Harvest: 80 days - harvest over a long period

    We offer a replacement guarantee

    To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

    What will postage cost?

    Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

    Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

    If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

    If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: 

    How often do you dispatch?

    To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

    How do you package your products?

    We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  


    Where do you deliver to? 

    We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

    South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

    While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote:  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

    We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options:

    Do you deliver to post office boxes?

    Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.