Chinese cabbage

Chinese cabbage ©Janet AllenAlthough the outer leaves of this Chinese cabbage get eaten some, the inside leaves in the core are usually fine

We grow Chinese cabbage and pak choi (or bok choi). The variety I've been growing for a couple of years is Mei Qing Choi from Johnny's.

These are Asian greens with a thicker fibrous stem. They are good for stir fries and other recipes but do not freeze well. As a result we start six of them at a time so we don't have more than we can eat. The resources below suggest that Chinese cabbage might be a better fall crop than a spring crop.

Flea beetle damage ©Janet Allen
Flea beetle damage

Our Chinese cabbages are routinely affected by flea beetles.