Milk Bok Choy is another vegetable that’s new to us, and we think it’s gorgeous, in addition to being high in vitamins and quite tasty too. What’s interesting about our Milk Bok Choy is that in our hydroponic environment, it took on some unique properties, most notably growing more outward than upward, as the picture on the seed packet led us to believe (lol).
This gets right to the point about the effects of different (yet equally suitable) environments, on growing food. While there’s nothing wrong at all with food that looks as good as it tastes, we probably should choose our food more for taste and nutrition, and not so much for its appearance. The food you get in your average grocery store is more often than not selected for its beauty, while food with blemishes or a less-than-perfect appearance is used for other products or, even worse, discarded.
We are in no position to discard food. Perfectly edible, good-tasting greens should absolutely get used, whether or not they are going to win any beauty contests. And beauty IS in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it?