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Post  CharlesB on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 5/11/2012, 4:24 pm

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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/27/2012, 1:56 pm

Is it time to plant them again for fall?

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Post  cheyannarach on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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 on 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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