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How To Re Grow Bok Choy. An easy way to recycle off cuts and regrow to save money!

How To Re Grow Bok Choy, save money and watch it grow! Really easy too!

Here's a terrific Idea for you all! How To Re Grow Bok Choy.
Bok Choy, sometimes called pak choi, bok choi, and pak choy, depending on where in the world you live, is a lovely vegetable, used mainly in Chinese cuisine, although these days, is often used in many Western dishes. It's a lovely vegetable, high in vitamins and really quick and easy to cook with.
Often, unless you live in Asia, it can be quite an expensive vegetable to buy, so this is a great way to get more for your money!
Usually, you would cut off the base and throw it away or add to your compost heap. Well, not anymore!
Here, I have grown two bok choi's. the photos you see are still in their early stages, they are 1 week old, so be sure to check back in a few weeks and I will update this guide with another photo to show you how quickly they grow.
I have kept them outside in the garden as it is late Spring now. If you are trying this in the colder months, then of course I suggest you grow them indoors on your window sill.
So let's see how you can save some money and enjoy growing your own bok choy!

Ingredients:
1 Bok Choy
Water
1 shallow container

Instructions:
1.All you need to do is cut off the bok choy leaves at the base, leaving around 2 - 3 inches of base.

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2. Fill a container with around 1 inch of water and simply stand the base of the bok choy in the container.

3. If the water starts to go cloudy, change it for fresh water. I usually change my water every couple of days, and top up with fresh every so often.

4. Watch it grow!

NOTE: I have not got to the stage where I have tried to re grow this regrown one yet but I will try it and let you know once these little ones are ready to be used!
Good luck and happy growing!

How To Re Grow Bok Choy, save money and watch it grow! Really easy too!

How To Re Grow Bok Choy, save money and watch it grow! Really easy too!

Here's another great guide from our blogger friend Debi over at Life Currents on how she grows her own Green Onions, Spring OnionsHow to grow your own green onions

How To Re Grow Bok Choy
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Servings: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 Bok Choy
  • Water
Instructions
  1. All you need to do is cut off the bok choy leaves at the base, leaving around 2 - 3 inches of base.
  2. Fill a container with around 1 inch of water and simply stand the base of the bok choy in the container.
  3. If the water starts to go cloudy, change it for fresh water. I usually change my water every couple of days, and top up with fresh every so often.
  4. Watch it grow!
  5. NOTE: I have not got to the stage where I have tried to re grow this regrown one yet but I will try it and let you know once these little ones are ready to be used!
  6. Good luck and happy growing!
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    1. Hi Grace, you need to see some roots before you plant it in the gorund. Also, when you are ready to plant, make sure there is no chance of frost or cold weather.

  1. Hi, I tried this and my bokchoy are growing leaves but after a liitle more than a week, the bottom went bad and I have to throw it. I changed water every other day though. So wondering why this is still happening. I am trying another batch and its been 6 days now and so far so good, but no roots yet. How long does the roots usually shows? Thanks.

    1. Hi Des, it’s good to change the water often as you have done. I would also suggest gently wiping the base with some wet cotton wool to make sure no slime stays on there, or, once the roots start to show, and are around 1 inch long or more, plant it in some compost if the weather is not frosty.
      For the roots, it may take a while depending on how warm the weather is. Pop it on a sunny window sill if you can!

  2. Hi! I need help! My bok choy I cut is budding flowers but it’s really starting to brown around that base…is that normal? I cut off some of the rotting pieces but my shes still growing which is good news!

    Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Shel, I would make sure you change the water often so it doesn’t go slimey. Also, if you have warm weather, you can plant it outside in the ground with some compost. That will help it grow nicely over the summer

  3. Hello! I have several bok choy cuttings in water right now, and they have finally developed some roots, yay! I want to put them in soil on my windowsill. Do I plant just the tiny roots? Do I cover everything with soil except the leaves? Or do I do something else? I have never done this before, and I’d like to be successful. Thank you!

    1. Yayyyy! Hi Rebecca! Yes, once you get a good showing of roots, pop it in some compost so just the original stalk is sticking out and the roots are under the soil. be very gentle with the roots as they will be delicate. Keep in a sunny spot and keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet. Good luck!

  4. The first time I tried this I had to abort, as the outer layers of the original plant went gross before the new leaves had much grown through. How do you suggest dealing with this issue?

    1. Hi Gabrielle, it’s a good idea to change the water every few days and that should stop it going slimey. Give the bowl a good rinse too so no slime is on there.

  5. So i have regrown them to the point that there are lots of leaves coming out does that mean that I can put them into soil now? And keep them growing??

    1. Hi Ivy,
      Congratulations!! So long as there are some new roots on the bottom, you can put them in some fine compost in the ground, be sure you won’t have any frosty mornings as the leaves are still very young.

  6. I am also trying to regrow my pak choi, do i have to plant it in soil after a while or when it reaches a certain height? Or do i just need to leave it in the container with just water

    1. Hi Suzanne, you could replant it once it starts showing some new leaves, but it depends where you live.ie if it’s too wet/cold, it probably won’t survive. So I suggest doing it indoors with some compost.