My kohlrabi is ready to eat!!! I'm gonna eat it tomorrow morning, so excited! I haven't had one since I was about 7 :0

You know, I'm not sure if I've ever actually tried kohlrabi...

@InvaderXan I've never seen them sold in shops, which is why I haven't tried it since I was 7 and my parents grew it for us. They taste a bit like broccoli and cabbage, which makes sense since they're the same species :) I also love them because of how cool they look, I'm thinking of even growing them on the front yard because they look kinda decorative. They're probably my favourite vegetable.

@Some_Person @InvaderXan I started growing them after I couldn't find them in shops as well. Crisp and crunchy, fresh and salted! It's summer and childhood for me.

@stitchwitchery @InvaderXan I wonder why they don't sell them in shops, they're similar to broccoli and cabbage which is found in shops all the time... They seem easy to grow too

@Some_Person @InvaderXan they don't jive with factory farming. They take up too much space per plant. I've actually seen them in a few shops in recent years, but they can't hold a candle to garden fresh. (Like most thinks lol) P.s. if you've eaten a broccoli stalk, you know a good approximation to it's flavor.

@stitchwitchery @InvaderXan Oh, I guess that makes sense, I solve the space issue by just planting radishes close to them, and they can grow together pretty well so it makes a good use of the space

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I thought it was also a cultural thing? I heard they're quite popular and easy to find in some parts of Asia.

@InvaderXan @Some_Person I'd bet that plays in to it. It's a shame, more people should be blessed with these funky little guys.

@stitchwitchery @Some_Person
I feel like a lot of people aren't very adventurous in what they eat. Which is probably why most people only ever eat like, the same 5 or 6 vegetables for the most part.

The Dutch had a movement that translates to "old vegetables" - that is, encouraging people to grow eat and enjoy vegetables that have otherwise fallen out of fashion. So a lot of fancy Dutch restaurants will serve vegetables that I can't identify. I don't remember kohlrabi specifically, but I approve of the idea.
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You get a little of this in the form of "heirloom" varieties but these tend to be aimed at the prestige foods crowd rather than as routine food items.

By contrast, the market in Groningen had a potato stall, with at least twenty varieties. You'd tell the guy what you wanted to go with them (boil, bake, mash, fry...) and he'd recommend a variety with cooking instructions.
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