Kohlrabi

I wasn’t planning on growing any kohlrabi this year, but when i was given a 6 pack of them at a farmer’s market for free, i changed my mind…and i’m very glad i did!  I’ve grown it in the past (also when someone gave me some extra seedlings), and first discovered it’s wonders.  It’s certainly on the permanent seeds list for next year.

Plus, it looks cool as the bulb grows above the ground!  There are many varieties, including a purple one.

If you’ve never had it, its taste reminds me of a mild radish meets broccoli stem.  Very snappy, fresh, mild flavor; fast and easy to grow, and you can eat the whole thing.  I usually peel the bulb, slice it, and eat it raw in salads, sushi rolls, on burritos, or you can cook in in stir fries or steam it with some butter.  The leave cook similarly to chard.

Around here, everybody pitches in on the gardening chores…Ziggy included.

Ziggy doing some weeding

 

 

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Urban gardening at it's best (sometimes it's worst)! Adventures and learnings from going 100% lawn free in a D.C. row house.
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One Response to Kohlrabi

  1. Ed Bruske says:

    We love kohlrabi! This vegetable is one of the great kitchen garden secrets. We turn it into a traditional gratin with cream and cheese. Or, just slice very thinly and saute in butter. Some people like to slice it raw into salads. Congratulations! Wish I had that growing in my garden this year….

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