Kohlrabi or knolkhol’s are the distant cousins of the cabbage family . They have a nutty flavour but a little more pungent in their taste . Funny looking ,as much as they are, they add in quite a punch either to your salads or the dinner pots. Personally, my favourite is the Knol Khol Sambhar that Amma used to churn out:
So in anticipation of the beautiful vegetables, the seeds were sown and I was quite happy to see them germinate in a weeks’ time. After ten days and a bit of organic fertilizer later .Their tiny stems were swelling up
And this happens when you crowd your vegetables while planting and dont thin the plants :
And after 55 days of waiting and watching them grow their girth, here they were . The perfect size waiting for them to be harvested.
Harvesting them while they are tender makes the vegetable taste heavenly
They need ample space around them to grow . Thinning is a must if you see them fighting for spaces and resources like my baby knolknols.
They prefer cold climates and are not huge fans of direct,uninterrupted sunlight.