These plants were starting to bolt so I removed them. I love this plant and will grow much more of it in the future.
I wanted to note that I eventually figured out that the damage on the leaves was from slugs. I don’t think I ever recorded that. It’s odd that these were the only plants in the garden to suffer from slug damage, but it was definitely slugs (I saw the slugs themselves and their iridescent trails). I’ve read that Chinese cabbage is quite delectable to slugs.
I wonder if in the future I should plant a tokyo bekana “fringe” around my beds, in the lawn, to serve as a slug trap crop? Or would that only attract them? I’ve been quite lucky with slugs so far, given the number of greens I grow.
Cabbage, Tokyo Bekana Harvesting
Brassica rapa (Chinensis Group)