Kohlrabi is new in my garden this year. In fact, I had never even heard of it before this spring. One of my neighbors told me that she plants if every year and it's one of her favorite vegetables so I had to try it.
My neighbor eats it raw but for our first time trying it, we steamed it. It was so good, I can't wait for the other three plants in the garden to mature. Next year I am going to try to find seeds for it so I can grow more of it and try winter sowing the seeds. Here's more information about kohlrabi...
- Kohlrabi is in the cabbage family and can be planted in the garden early since it is frost tolerant.
- The best time to harvest kohlrabi is when it's about the size of your fist. If it gets much bigger than that, it tends to be woody.
- It doesn't take up a ton of space in the garden and they can be planted close together.
- It can be eaten raw or cooked.
Usually at this time of year the lettuce starts to get a bitter taste to it. I started my lettuce really last this spring so I am just getting my first harvests out of it. I have been enjoying it tossed with peas and a light vinaigrette. I need to find a good recipe for a strawberry salad so I can use my fresh picked strawberries too.
So far this summer my harvests have been great and I am looking forward to many more. My tomato plants have tiny tomatoes on them and tons of flowers. I am so excited to harvest my first tomatoes! I plan to start a second crop of lettuce this year so I can enjoy salads with my tomatoes. Yum!! It won't be long before I can start harvesting my beans too!
What are you harvesting right now? Are you planning on starting second crops of any of your cold weather vegetables this year? Have you tried any new vegetables in your garden this year?