My introduction to Kohlrabi

I never knew what kohlrabi was.  I had never heard of the vegetable but decided I wanted to grow it.  I stumbled across this plant at Maas Nursery in Seabrook around 13 years ago while trying to find what to plant during the winter.  I had removed my fall tomatoes and wanted something to take its place but had already planted enough of every other crop.  So as I walked through the store, I stumbled across the plant tag that read “kohlrabi.” 

There were employees close to me at the time, and rather than ask someone and risk acting like I didn’t know what it was, I just purchased them.  They came in 6 packs, and I probably bought 4 or 5 of the six-packs.  When I was checking out, I remember the cashier telling me, How much she adored kohlrabi and that I must have a big garden.  Then she said you must love this crop, huh”  I laughed and said it was one of my favorites, knowing I had never tasted it before. 

I didn’t even research the crop until well after my first time growing it,  I just went home and planted according to the spacing guide on the plant tag.  Weeks later, I had all of these Alien shaped orbs growing in my garden.

After harvesting, I began to think well; I guess it is time to figure out what to do with this.  I made a slaw with apples and cabbage.  I still remember it today.

 I'm glad I went to the nursery that day, and I'm pleased I bought the crop.  I was introduced to one of my favorite vegetables this way.  Every year I grow it from fall to early spring. 


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