Chinese cabbage, (fig. 24) is more closely related to mustard
than to cabbage. It is variously called Crispy Choy, Chihili,
Michili, and Wong Bok. Also, it is popularly known as celery
cabbage, although it is unrelated to celery. The non-heading types
deserve greater attention.
Chinese cabbage seems to do best as an autumn crop in the
northern tier of States. When full grown, it is an attractive
vegetable. It is not especially successful as a spring crop, and
gardeners are advised not to try to grow it at any season other
than fall in the North or in winter in the South.
The plant demands a very rich, well-drained but moist soil. The
seeds may be sown and the plants transplanted to the garden, or
the seed may be drilled in the garden rows and the plants thinned
to the desired stand.
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