Isn't the purple kohlrabi just stunning? It's almost unreal how brilliant the color is! I enjoyed admiring the purple kohlrabi growing in our garden from our kitchen window!
To prepare the kohlrabi harvest, we peeled them (a task which proved more difficult than anticipated), diced them, and steamed them in the microwave until tender. Then we threw them into a rice and cheese casserole instead of broccoli. Yumm! As a sidenote, we were a little nervous after harvesting the kohlrabi. The aroma that came from the kitchen sink where they were waiting to be washed was...pungent. Very, very pungent. Like cabbage times 1,000. Luckily none of that carried over after cooking. The cooked flesh was mild and sweet, as promised!
We liked this one and would probably grow it again with a couple of changes. The kohlrabi plants had massive leaves that shaded out everything growing near it. This will definitely be taken into consideration during the next planting. Also, the kohlrabi is a heavy feeder. I knew this. It was right on the seed pack. Did I fertilize? No, not really. The garden got a bit of plant food at the beginning, but other than some water we didn't feed the kohlrabi. Some veggie food would've definitely helped some of the scrawnier bulbs fatten up.
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