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Post  CharlesB 1/17/2012, 9:08 pm

That's how I eat them too nKedrOoStEr. I grow regular size the Early White Vienna's, for quick and yummy. The Kossack Hybrid if you want very big and not woody.

Here is a kohlrabi I grew this year (can you find the caterpillar?):

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Post  RoOsTeR 1/17/2012, 9:18 pm

I found it Very Happy And thanks for the info! I'm looking forward to growing kohlrabi for the first time this season and both of the ones you've listed sound like excellent choices FRIDAY'S ROOKIE TOPIC XV, KOHLRABI  - Page 2 3170584802

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Post  Harry Bosco 1/19/2012, 11:12 pm

When can they be sowed? We have snow on the way and the ground is still semi-frozen.
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Post  CharlesB 1/20/2012, 12:57 am

@Harry Bosco wrote:When can they be sowed? We have snow on the way and the ground is still semi-frozen.

Sow same as cabbage.
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Post  Harry Bosco 1/20/2012, 7:15 pm

I want to understand PERFECTLY by your definition:

Sow as in transplant or sow as in by seed?
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Post  madnicmom 1/20/2012, 9:49 pm

@Harry Bosco wrote:I want to understand PERFECTLY by your definition:

Sow as in transplant or sow as in by seed?

We sow as in by seed. Hope that helps.
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Post  Harry Bosco 1/23/2012, 4:24 pm

Pefectly. I'd rather thought of being an idiot by asking a stupid question than doing a stupid, idiotic mistake that could have been prevented by asking a stupid question.
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Post  camprn 1/23/2012, 6:22 pm

@Harry Bosco wrote:Pefectly. I'd rather thought of being an idiot by asking a stupid question than doing a stupid, idiotic mistake that could have been prevented by asking a stupid question.
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Post  shannon1 1/27/2012, 5:24 am

@Harry Bosco wrote:Pefectly. I'd rather thought of being an idiot by asking a stupid question than doing a stupid, idiotic mistake that could have been prevented by asking a stupid question.
I was taught there are only 2 stupid questions the one you already know the answer to and the one left unasked.
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Post  AvaDGardner 2/17/2012, 11:37 pm

Boffer, you crack me up! Loved the dancing kohlrabis...

Pickled kohlrabi? Bet it would be similar to kimchi.

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What's the difference between kohl rabi and broccoli rabi?


@boffer wrote:... Yesterday I planted 162 kohlrabi seeds. 18 squares at 9 per.

My warm crops are doing so poorly that I probably won't have anything to pickle. Dilly kohlorabi anyone?! Very Happy
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Post  Furbalsmom 2/18/2012, 1:16 am

KOHLRABI EATEN FOR THE BULB THAT GROWS ABOVE GROUND tastes sweet like a broccoli stem or cabbage stem

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BROCCOLI RABBE eat the stems flowers and leaves tastes a bit bitter

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Post  RoOsTeR 3/11/2012, 9:24 am

I'm getting ready to start some kohlrabi for the first time Very Happy. Our spring time weather can be so goofy around here, my plan is to do a batch of seeds today, and then another in about 10 days or so. That will be my rookie strategy anyways. Who else is doing kohlrabi FRIDAY'S ROOKIE TOPIC XV, KOHLRABI  - Page 2 3170584802

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Post  camprn 3/11/2012, 9:52 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:I'm getting ready to start some kohlrabi for the first time Very Happy. Our spring time weather can be so goofy around here, my plan is to do a batch of seeds today, and then another in about 10 days or so. That will be my rookie strategy anyways. Who else is doing kohlrabi FRIDAY'S ROOKIE TOPIC XV, KOHLRABI  - Page 2 3170584802
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Post  Kate888 3/11/2012, 10:23 am

We got a bunch of kohlrabi free in the fall at the food pantry I help run. First time I ever heard of it. I went online to find recipes to hand out with it. Good thing because only about a quarter of our clients had ever heard of it either. The few that did were all eager to get some - though it wasn't very fresh and some was a little bit large - so I don't know how good it was. A lot of the other clients were happy to try it, too.
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Post  Furbalsmom 3/11/2012, 3:22 pm

Kohlrabi seedlings transplanted to seed flats on the porch, acclimating, waiting for me to get the bed ready.
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Post  madnicmom 3/11/2012, 10:28 pm

I planted some in Feb, which being too cool and didn't germinate. I planted more today. Fingers crossed!
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Post  CharlesB 3/12/2012, 2:12 pm

@Harry Bosco wrote:I want to understand PERFECTLY by your definition:

Sow as in transplant or sow as in by seed?

You can seed directly or transplant.

I just start a bunch in flats. Once they break through the soil put them outside in full shade. This is so they don't get roasted and so they don't get too big in the flats. Then prick them out and plant them whenever I want.

This year I plan to transplant a few out of the flats every week or so. To stagger the harvest. I like eating them when I need some refreshment at the garden so there will always be some there to pick at different stages of being ready. I've picked and ate them at all different sizes.
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Post  Pepper 5/11/2012, 4:24 pm

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Post  CapeCoddess 8/27/2012, 1:56 pm

Is it time to plant them again for fall?

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Post  cheyannarach 8/27/2012, 4:10 pm

I'm not sure where you are CC but for me I planted them about a month ago for fall!
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Post  CharlesB 8/27/2012, 5:01 pm

I planted mine about a month ago too. Planting now is fine though.
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Post  cpl100 8/28/2012, 11:03 am

I would like to try this but am concerned about the worm issue. Have never grown cabbage nor am I a fan of it. If we cover it in tulle or cheesecloth for the worms, how does it pollinate? I have no clue where I'd find local seeds right now, but would be willing to give it a try. BTW, it adds a nice flavor if you dice it and add it to your chicken or vegetable soup!
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Post  CharlesB 8/28/2012, 11:27 am

You never have to pollinate Brassica's. As we aren't eating their seeds. I like kohlrabi's because if there is a cabbage worm on it I can see it and kill it. On a cabbage if it gets under the folds I don't see it. No folds on a kohlrabi to hide under.

Most of the dollar stores around me have left over Early White Vienna kohlrabi seeds. Will probably set you back about 18 cents ;-).

I can send you some if you want. Just msg me address if you want some.
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Post  cpl100 8/28/2012, 12:02 pm

@CharlesB wrote:You never have to pollinate Brassica's. As we aren't eating their seeds. I like kohlrabi's because if there is a cabbage worm on it I can see it and kill it. On a cabbage if it gets under the folds I don't see it. No folds on a kohlrabi to hide under.

Most of the dollar stores around me have left over Early White Vienna kohlrabi seeds. Will probably set you back about 18 cents ;-).

I can send you some if you want. Just msg me address if you want some.

Thank you for the answer and for the offer. There is one of the dollar stores in the next town. I forget exactly which line it is but I will check them out today and only accept your offer if they do not have it as I would really like to try these.

BTW, if anyone is curious and does want to store them, they do store for an extremely long time. Even if you prefer them brand spanking new out of the garden, I think they would still be a fine addition to your soup at a later stage. Mine from the CSA stored for at least a month in one of those green bags.
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Post  CapeCoddess 8/28/2012, 4:17 pm

OK, I put in 16 kohlrabi seeds yesterday:
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Do they need shade in hi 70's/low 80's?

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