How to Regrow Bok Choy

Four Parts:CuttingRegrowingBumps, Roots, and LeavesCare and Pests

If you want to turn your head of bok choy into a new bok choy plant, you can! Whether you're a gardener or just experimenting, start with step 1 to .

Part 1
Cutting

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    Choose your bok choy. Some types you can use are: Baby bok choy, Chinese cabbage bok choy, etc.
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    Cut the bok choy right where the stems branch into leaves. Or in other words, 2 inches from the bottom up.
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    Examine the bok choy. If there are yellow leaves in the middle of the bottom this means that your bok choy is ready to grow!

Part 2
Regrowing

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    Fill a container with water. You can be creative with this one. Add at least 1 inch of water, but you can add a lot of water until the bok choy is floating!
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    Place the bok choy. The bok choy can be placed anywhere as long as it gets sunlight. The bok choy can be a very unique edible plant for decoration or as a house plant.
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    Remember to change the water daily, about every 2-3 days to maintain water freshness. You can also spray the middle of the bok choy (where the leaves sprout):

Part 3
Bumps, Roots, and Leaves

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    Examine the roots. Before a bok choy grows roots, it will have white bumps where the roots sprout from. This is perfectly normal; when you see roots sprouting from the bumps wait 1 day before planting.
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    Whenever you have roots, plant the bok choy. Make sure the roots and base are at least 1 inch underground. Sometimes when the bok choy has roots the will have a dark tint. This just means that the roots are actively growing.
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    Look at the leaves. A regrowing bok choy will commonly have "ripped-looking" leaves. This is also perfectly normal and as the plant grows the leaves will become more full.

Part 4
Care and Pests

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    Water the bok choy. Bok choys need at least 1 inch or water whenever the soil is dry to the touch. The water can be poured straight down on the bok choy or around the base. Make sure not to overwater. As the bok choy grows older you can add more dirt around it or just bury it with top and leaves exposed.
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    Keep an eye out for aphids on the bok choy. You must kill them immediately. Aphids will literally drain the life out of bok choys. Use an insecticidal soap spray to kill them. They especially like to hide under the leaves. You can get this spray at a gardening or home store.
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    Look for flies. Black flying bugs occasionally appear flying or on bok choy. Wave your hands near them so they fly then squash them. These bugs can multiply quickly and lay eggs on your plant killing them.
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    If you ever want to eat your bok choy's leaves, use clean cutting tools to cut off the leaves.

  • The longer the bok choy is in water the leafier it will get.
  • Sometimes one of the bok choy base stems will rot, snap them off using your fingers.
  • You can also leave your bok choy plants outside on a cold winter night to kill aphids, remember to bring them in if it gets too cold.


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