Have you seen those posts on Pinterest that list all the foods that regrow from the roots? You know the ones - they trumpet "never buy X again!". Well, I decided to give bok choy a try. I had two heads that I'd purchased from my favorite organic farmers so I thought that'd be a good place to start.
Step 1: eat the bok choy. I did this quite successfully.
Step 2: place bottom stem into a shallow dish of water.
Step 3: wait. And wait. Eventually little leaves will start to form in the center.
|It's working! I'm getting leaves!
|Transferring to the garden
|Cooper is always helpful
|After 45 days of growth
Maybe it was too hot? Although given the wet and cold weather this summer I have a hard time believing that was the problem. The good news is that lots of little seed pods are forming so I'll be able to experiment with seed collection, storage, and planting. I'll let you know how that goes next summer.