Bok Choy grows very fast under hydroponic conditions and is packed with antioxidants, such as vitamins E & C! For this recipe we used Hedou Tiny Bok Choy from RareSeeds.com. Below the recipe are some growing tips to produce your own crop of Bok Choy from home.
Sauteed Bok Choy makes a great side to any dinner and takes only a couple of minutes to prepare. Below are the steps we took to make this delicious dinner counterpart.
Bok Choy (You will need about two cups per person as this leafy green cooks down to a much smaller size.)
Garlic Powder, Paprika, Salt, and Pepper (season to your liking). We recommend to not over season.
1 Tablespoon of Butter
1. Slice your Bok Choy down the middle and remove the leaves close to the base.
2. Place butter and Bok Choy in a large size saute pan and place on a low-medium heat setting.
3. Season your Bok Choy with garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper and saute for only a couple minutes, stirring frequently, until the leaves appear only slightly wilted.
4. Turn off heat as soon as you see the Bok Choy leaves start to wilt and serve immediately.
How to Grow Bok Choy
Bok Choy seeds can be purchased online or at your local garden shop. We recommend using RareSeeds.com and JohnnySeeds.com. There are many different varieties of Bok Choy and the all grow relatively fast compared to other leafy vegetables. You can harvest your home grown Bok Choy in as little as 30 days after sprouting seeds.
Tips for Growing Bok Choy in the Solaris Garden:
- Sow one seed per grow sponge in the Solaris Seed Starter. Make sure that the vents on the lid are closed when you first plant the seeds. Open the vents as soon as you see the majority of the seeds have sprouted. Once the seedlings are about 1-2 inches tall, transplant them into the Solaris Garden.
- The lights on the Solaris Garden when growing indoors can be set to about 95% intensity and on for 12 hours a day. If you are growing with an Outdoor Solaris Garden, it is best during the early spring or early summer when the weather is not too hot. Bok Choy will enjoy 6-8 hours of bright morning/early afternoon sunlight.
- FloraMicro and FloraGrow nutrients should be added as soon as you transplant your seedlings into the Solaris Garden. Keep up with adding the correct amount of nutrients each time you add water to the Solaris Garden reservoir. Directions for adding nutrients can be found directly on the bottles or in our Grow Guide.
- Once you start to see the first couple of mature leaves develop (about 30 days), you are ready to harvest! Harvest by removing the complete plant, roots and all, or trim off the outer mature leaves as needed.
We hope you enjoy not only growing Bok Choy but also experimenting with it to prepare fresh meals. Share with us your favorite way to use Bok Choy in your kitchen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Solaris Systems Team