In the Garden in May: Bok Choi and Climbing Peas


Remember the bok choi and snow peas we planted in the raised beds back in March? Well, they’re growing away! Here’s a little update… Also, if you’re in the Seattle area, this weekend is the Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Fair in Wallingford. It’s a great way to celebrate the beginning of the season and stock up on all kinds of fun starts.

Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale!
Seattle Tilth Edible Plant Sale!

The bok choi is happy as a bunch of baby clams, out in there raised feed bin beds on the side patio. They’re going gangbusters. When harvesting baby bok choi, here’s a tip: Cut off all of the leaves on one bunch, about 1 1/2″ from the base. They’ll grow back faster happier than if you cut off just a few leaves at a time. And, here’s a few lovely bok choi recipes… Homemade Pasta with Pancetta, Scarlet Runner Beans & Bok Choi; Thai Curry Noodles with Kabocha Squash, Bok Choi and Prawns; and Mushroom, Miso & Bok Choi Udon Noodles.

Happy Baby Bok Choi
Happy Baby Bok Choi

The snow peas seem to be right on track. We had good luck with the Territorial Seeds we used last year, so we’re trying thse Avalanche Snow Peas this year. We’re looking forward to some great recipes with these beauties. Soon, they’ll be climbing up their special trellis.

The Peas, They Are A-Growin'
The Peas, They Are A-Growin’

What are you planting this month?

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3 thoughts on “In the Garden in May: Bok Choi and Climbing Peas”

  1. So nice to catch up with your lovely garden! I’ve been out of touch for a while; still not up to speed, but getting there. Lovely spring has finally arrived here (I think I finally believe it will stay!) and soon I’ll be planting my herbs again.

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