RE: [gardeners] A postage stamp garden

Catharine Vinson (
Tue, 1 Sep 1998 11:26:35 -0400

> Last week I pulled out one whole bok choy plant to fix for dinner. Jim
> was convinced that I should have pulled OFF the outer leaves, and
> left the plant to regenerate itself. I vetoed that emphatically. So we
> did it my way. This afternoon when I reached for a plant, Jim said
> No Fair! This time you have to try it MY way! Fine, I replied, then will
> you please go pull the stalks...? And he came in with a 5-gallon pail
> full of separate bok choy stalks.
> Does anyone of you know just which veggies do well when only
> the outer leaves are pulled...?

Grow Bok Choy each spring and fall. It "regenerates" itself quite nicely if
you simply harvest the outer stalks on an as needed basis. The Chinese
frequently plant it very thickly and harvest the tiny seedlings for the
finest eating. Much the same as the way "genuine" pesto is made in
Italy...only the seedlings are used.

Catharine/Atlanta, zone 7b
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