The 12 to 20 cm space is enough to grow Xiao Bai Cai plants and helps keep the soil well-drained under good sun condition. This plant can be harvested after 35 to 45 days after sowing.
- Direct sunlight is essential to growing Xiao Bai Cai at home
- Regular watering of the plant, especially during hot weather
- Use a suitable planter or pot (join our courses to learn more)
- A period of 32 days is required to grow till harvest
Flowers of xiao bai Cai plants are bisexual and are able to form seed pods. The color of Xiao Bai Cai flowers is pale yellow and can grow up to 1cm in length. However, the chances of cross pollination is high in a home garden and seed purity cannot be guaranteed. Seed purity is very important in commercial farming, and therefore, great care has been taken on commercial seed farms to minimize chances of cross pollination. That is why it is important to buy seeds from reputable companies.
This leafy vegetable traditionally prefers cooler temperatures ranging from 15 to 20 Degrees Celsius. At The Living Centre, we specially identified varieties of Xiao Bai Cai that can tolerate Singapore weather up to 34 Degrees Celsius.
Xiao Bai Chai is another health-promoting vegetable and it is a good source of folate and vitamins B6, C, and K, and also is fantastic when it comes to maintaining brain function, promoting healthy teeth, gums and bones. Thus supporting a healthy functioning immune system.
They grow well on fertile well-drained soil under good sun conditions, uniform planting space of 12 to 15 cm is preferred to avoid long thin stems. This plant can be harvested after 35 to 45 days upon sowing. Attend our growing vegetable classes to learn more about how to grow them using organic farming principles.
Bok Choy is a broader name for Bai Cai family.
In Singapore, Xiao Bai Cai is one of the popular variety in this family.
These are some benefits:
- Vitamins B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Keep healthy teeth
- Healthy immune system