Tell me of Kohlrabi

SprigOfTheLivingDead

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So we grew kohlrabi this year.

How the hell do you all use this? My wife asked me to grow it, so I did, but the few we've harvested seem to have a lot of wasted core in the corm (I don't know what to call it. Is it a core if it's above ground?) and so the flesh you get is small.

I'm assuming we're waiting too long, but I always see pictures of big kohlrabi corms, so should we be harvesting them when they're an orange? A tangerine? ARe we supposed to eat the leaves and stalks? Help me not suck at kohlrabi :(

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i have no idea as i've never grown them but i'm enjoying reading about them here and will try to remember all of this in case i ever get a chance to grow some cool weather cole crops. :)

@digitS' why better than turnips?
 

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@flowerbug , it may be because I kinda don't like turnips. A few years ago, I grew turnips just for greens - nope. Forgot what it was but I grew one variety of Asian green and it tasted like turnips - nope. I grew turnips when I was in my 20's and fed them to the livestock - yep.

Bok choy is in the turnip family. A BIG improvement ;) and I eat lots of it :D.

I grew kohlrabi for a couple of seasons. I remember that both Dad and I thought it was just fine - we would even peel and eat them in the garden. DW didn't like them ... there's just no accounting for taste! The harvest idea that I came to realize was that as soon as that stem was round, it was ready. Waiting a couple of days was okay but not longer than that.

Steve
 
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