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Gai Lan
Gai Lan
Gai Lan
Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra
Also known as : Gui Lahd, Kai-lan, Jie Lan
Hardiness Zones
Hardiness Zones
6 to 11
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Attributes of Gai Lan

Lifespan
Annual
Plant Type
Herb
Planting Time
Spring, Early summer, Fall, Early winter
Plant Height
50 cm
Spread
40 cm
Flower Color
White
Leaf type
Semi-evergreen
Ideal Temperature
20 - 38 ℃
Growth Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate
Rapid

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What is the best way to water my Gai Lan?
Not only does the Gai Lan have certain preferences regarding how much water it receives, but it also cares deeply about how you provide that water. In fact, if you don't use the proper watering technique, you risk harming your tomatoes. The best way to water Gai Lan is to apply the water directly to the soil in a slow and gentle manner. You should not pour all of the water into the soil at once, and you should not do overhead watering for your Gai Lan. Although you should water slowly, you should also water deeply to ensure that all of the soil in which your Gai Lan grows is sufficiently moist.
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What should I do if I water my Gai Lan too much or too little?
If you find that you have overwatered your Gai Lan and you are concerned about the associated risk of disease, you should intervene immediately. Often the best approach for an overwatered Gai Lan is to uproot it from its current growing location. Once the plant is out of the ground, you can allow its roots to dry a bit before planting it in a new growing location. Ensure that the new growing location has soil with good drainage. If you grow in pots, you may also want to move your plant to a pot with more or larger drainage holes. In the case of underwatering, all you will need to do is increase the frequency with which you supply water to your plant.
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How often should I water my Gai Lan?
Overall, Gai Lan requires a significant amount of water throughout the growing season. To meet that high water need, you'll need to water early and often throughout the spring and summer. During the earlier parts of the growing season, you should water your Gai Lan about once or twice per week. As the season progresses, you should increase your watering frequency. You may need to water it twice per day or more during summer, depending on the weather. After your Gai Lan have gone through their major seasonal growth phases, you can reduce the frequency of your watering to about once per week until the end of the growing season.
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How much water does my Gai Lan need?
Since Gai Lan are incredibly popular, with many professional and amateur gardeners growing them successfully, we have a pretty clear idea of how to care for these plants. That understanding includes specific knowledge about the precise volume of water an average Gai Lan should receive. Generally, Gai Lan will require about 1 - 1.5 inches of water per week. That volume should be dispersed evenly through your weekly watering. As the weather gets warmer, you may need to supply more water, but in most cases, two inches per week is a good baseline amount.
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How can I tell if i'm watering my Gai Lan enough?
Underwatering and overwatering can both occur as problems for your Gai Lan, and both these problems can manifest with similar symptoms. For example, foliage discoloration and wilting can both result from either overwatering or underwatering. When your Gai Lan is underwatered, its leaves will be curling and drooping at the beginning. You will see a bunch of leaves turn less vigorous. Underwatering is also likely to cause stunted growth and poor overall development as both the flowers and this plant require a high amount of water. Overwatering is more likely to lead to disease, including rot. Overwatering may also lead to unpleasant smells rising from your plant's soil. The symptoms of underwatering will show up quicker than overwatering. Overwatering can also be evident in soil conditions. Mainly, if you notice a lot of standing water or waterlogged soils, overwatering is likely to occur.
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How should I water my Gai Lan through the seasons?
As alluded to above, your Gai Lan's water needs will repeatedly change throughout the seasons. During most of spring and summer, you should water your Gai Lan about once every week. As the heat of summer arrives, you should plan to increase your watering frequency to once or twice per day. In the late summer and fall, towards the end of the harvest period, you can reduce your watering frequency to about once per week. After harvest has ended, you can cease watering as your Gai Lan has reached the end of its life cycle and will require no further soil moisture. The maintenance schedule of Gai Lan will require you to alter the amount of water you provide depending on the plant's current growth stage. Early on, especially if you grow your Gai Lan from seeds, you'll need to provide water often enough to maintain consistent soil moisture, which encourages root development. When the plant becomes old enough to produce flowers, it will likely need even more water. During the fruit development growth stage, your Gai Lan will likely need the most water out of any growth period, at times requiring water more than twice per day. Following that phase, the water needs of Gai Lan will decline significantly.
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What's the difference between watering Gai Lan indoors and outdoors?
Whether you grow Gai Lan indoors or outdoors can also play a role in how you water them. Gai Lan that grows outdoors may receive water from natural rainfall, which will reduce the amount of supplemental water you should supply. However, it is incredibly rare for rainfall to adequately replace your watering entirely. Plants that grow indoors, along with any Gai Lan that grows in a container, will need to be watered more frequently than those that grow in the ground outdoors. If you choose this route, please make sure that the plant gets enough water by checking the soil moisture within your pot often to keep your Gai Lan healthy.
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Attributes of Gai Lan

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Plant Type
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Planting Time
Spring, Early summer, Fall, Early winter
Plant Height
50 cm
Spread
40 cm
Flower Color
White
Leaf type
Semi-evergreen
Ideal Temperature
20 - 38 ℃
Growth Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Growth Rate
Rapid
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