Garden designer and allotmenteer Jack Wallington provides weekly advice on how to grow food yourself in small spaces and on the veg plot.
Kohlrabi reminds me of Jim Henson puppets. I can imagine rows of them happily singing to each other on my allotment with dahlias on backing vocals. A member of the brassica family, kohlrabi has been bred to form swollen stems. Think of a nutty, succulent version of calabrese stems with the look of an alien teleported to your plot from planet Zog.
I sow my first kohlrabi batch in March and continue to do so every month through summer in rows ½in (1cm) deep, 1ft (30cm) apart, thinning plants to 6in (15cm). I’ll use the rest of my two hours on the plot to water...
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