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Thread #147256 Message #3412190
Posted By: pdq
30-Sep-12 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
Subject: RE: BS: Fall Gardening Thread 2012...
People who have not tried growing Kohlrabi should get 6-pack of seedlings at their local nursery and put them in the ground now.
Stagger plantings for the next 2-4 weeks. Survive a fair amount of frost with no problems.
They have very heavy but tasty leaves that don't boil down as most other greens, such as beet greens or turnip greens.
Boil (or steam) 3-5 minutes and add a touch of salt, olive oil and soy sauce.
The plant is often said to be grown for the swollen stem that cooks and tastes like broccoli stems (they are close relatives) but I like the leaves enough that the stem part gets too big and woody to eat. Large leaves can be cut off and the plant will be just fine.
Thw wonderful purple color make it look like your garden is really a success, even if it ain't.