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.