Xiao Bai Cai Seedling, 10 pcs
Plant Xiao Bai Cai seedlings about 15cm (6 inches) apart from each other. This spacing allows enough room for the plants to grow and form full-sized heads.
The time to harvest Xiao Bai Cai bok choy from seedlings typically ranges from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the variety and growing conditions. You can harvest the entire plant when it reaches the desired size, or you can pick individual outer leaves as needed, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing.
Xiao Bai Cai seedlings prefer partial to full sunlight. They need at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. If you're growing them indoors, place them near a bright window or provide them with 10-12 hours of light under a growth light.
Choose well-draining and fertile soil for your Xiao Bai Cai bok choy seedlings. The soil should be rich in organic matter and have a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5. Amending the soil with compost or well-rotted manure before planting will help provide essential nutrients for the growing plants.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Xiao Bai Cai Bok choy seedlings prefer regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods. Ensure the soil remains evenly moist to prevent bolting (premature flowering and seed production) and maintain tender leaves.
Xiao Bai Cai benefits from a nutrient-rich soil. Before planting, incorporate a balanced fertilizer into the soil following the recommended application rates. As the seedlings grow, you can side-dress them with compost or apply a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 3-4 weeks to provide ongoing nourishment.
Regularly monitor the pH and electrical conductivity (EC) levels of the nutrient solution. Xiao Bai Cai Bok choy prefers a slightly acidic environment, with a pH range between 6.0 and 6.5. Adjust the EC levels gradually from 1.2 to 2.0 mS/cm as needed to support the seedlings' growth stage.
Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, flea beetles, and cabbage worms. Inspect your Xiao Bai Cai seedlings regularly and take appropriate measures to protect them from pests.
If the weather turns too hot or too cold, consider providing some shade or using row covers to protect the Xiao Bai Cai seedlings from extreme conditions.