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Planting the Unfamiliar

February 24, 2009

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I am anticipating the harvest time even before everything is in the ground. There are some vegetables I have never grown before and I am intrigued by how they will grow. I have never grown or cooked Kohlrabi before though I remember my grandfather growing it. I’ll be searching for some recipes for this interesting veggie.

I am also planting Kale and Swiss Chard mainly due to blog posts from Skippy’s Vegetable Garden. Kathy shared many lovely photos of these two vegetables. I decided to plant some for my family as well. I have one variety of Kale and two of Swiss Chard for this season. I am looking forward to experimenting with other varieties as time goes on.

Any thoughts on how to prepare Kohlrabi, Kale or Swiss Chard?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Janet permalink
    February 25, 2009 9:32 pm

    Our family LOVES kohlrabi!! We peel it and eat it sliced..raw. Sometimes the kids dip it in Ranch dressing (they dip everything into Ranch dressing!). I hope you like it. If there is any left from the kids, we have it on salads. It is wonderful!! Don’t let it get too big, gets fiberous. enjoy!

  2. LHR permalink
    February 25, 2009 10:02 pm

    Thanks for the tip Janet. I’ll keep an eye on the size.

  3. lkw permalink
    February 26, 2009 2:25 am

    Hi – I haven’t ever grown kohlrabi, but I’ve got some seeds to try this season, too. Supposedly, it does best as a fall crop, so you may want to save some seeds to try in late summer. CEN (who sometimes posts on my blog) said that she’s grown good crops then.

    It sounds like it’s delicious raw, stir-fried, etc. as long as it’s fresh. Good luck!

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