Here is the BEST Time to Harvest Bok Choy in Ohio (2022 Guide)

Are you growing interested in growing Bok Choy in Ohio, but don’t know when the best time to harvest them is?

Harvesting bok choy is not as easy as it seems.

Here’s why:

  • Bok Choy have a very short window when they can be harvested and still taste great.

So if you harvest them too early they may not be ready and taste bad. And if you harvest them too late they may become infected with mold, fungus, insects, etc., and become inedible.

Today, I’m going to teach you the ideal time to harvest bok choy in Ohio:

  • To Learn More About HOW to Grow Bok Choy, Check Out This GUIDE!

When Do I Harvest Bok Choy in Ohio?

As you may have already guessed, there are two main factors that determine when you should harvest your bok choy: the physical features of the bok choy & weather (time).

Harvest Bok Choy if They Look Like This!!!

bok choy

The physical features of bok choy are what most gardeners commonly rely on to determine if they are ready to be picked off the plant or not.

In general, you should harvest bok choy if they have the following physical features:

  • The leaves of the bok choy are wide, long, and skinny light green in color.
  • The bok choy vegetable is a light green and white color and has a height of 12 inches.
  • The bok choy vegetable is soft to the touch.

Harvest Your Bok Choy During THIS Time of Year!!!

In general, you should harvest bok choy:

  • 45 to 60 days after starting bok choy from seed
  • 20 to 25 days after planting bok choy in your garden

And no matter what, you should ALWAYS harvest your bok choy before the first frost of the year. Frost will immediately kill your bok choy plant and make your bok choy inedible.

For your reference, I have created this table for average frost dates for most major cities in Ohio. If your city is not listed below you can find its Last & First Frost Dates HERE.

Ohio Last & First Frost Dates

Ohio Frost Dates

It should be noted that you should not overly rely on the first frost of the year. The average first frost of the year is only correct 30% of the time.

Instead, pay close attention to your local weather.

When you know a frost is coming you need to take action.

  • If bok choy are in pots, bring them inside
  • If bok choy are in the ground, cover them in burlap and hope they survive
  • Pick all bok choy.

If you want to learn WHEN to harvest ANY Vegetable in Ohio, head over to HERE and just type in the vegetable you want to grow.

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