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Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

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Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

Post  cheyannarach on 4/15/2012, 4:46 pm

Just curious if it is normal for kohlrabi seedlings to look leggy or if that is just how they look? I have never grown it before and all of my other seedlings look great.
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Re: Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

Post  Goosegirl on 4/15/2012, 7:45 pm

@cheyannarach wrote: Just curious if it is normal for kohlrabi seedlings to look leggy or if that is just how they look? I have never grown it before and all of my other seedlings look great.

Not sure what stage yours is at, but they do end up leggy, and then the stem swells to make a tennis ball on a stick!

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Re: Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

Post  cheyannarach on 4/15/2012, 7:54 pm

Thank you! I am curious to watch them grow, they are about 3 weeks old.
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Post  camprn on 4/15/2012, 8:24 pm

Did you plant them outside?

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/16/2012, 2:54 am

No, I started them inside.
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Post  CharlesB on 4/16/2012, 2:30 pm

When you transplant them you can put dirt up to the first intersection if you want. That's where your globe of goodness will form.
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Re: Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

Post  cheyannarach on 4/16/2012, 7:12 pm

Good to know, wish I would have read that a couple hours ago, lol, I just transplanted 9 today but I still have a bunch more and will do that next time. I have never eaten kohlrabi so I am really excited about the little balls of goodness!Very Happy
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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/16/2012, 9:50 pm

Mine just broke the surface today. It looks like a little ball on a little thread of a stem. It's maybe 1/8" above the dirt.

Did you plant them one per square? I'm look forward to trying them, too!

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/17/2012, 12:44 am

I planted them 9 per square but you can go 12 per square! Mine are 2-3 inches tall. It needs to warm up so I can get more in the ground (outside) and not just in the Inn!
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Post  AvaDGardner on 4/22/2012, 2:30 am

@cheyannarach wrote:I planted them 9 per square but you can go 12 per square! Mine are 2-3 inches tall. It needs to warm up so I can get more in the ground (outside) and not just in the Inn!

SERIOUSLY? Mine has it's own square.

I'm gonna have to check my seeds planting instructions!

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Re: Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

Post  FamilyGardening on 4/22/2012, 5:04 am

we planted ours 4 per square

these we started indoors....



you can see tiny sprouts at the square above that are going to be purple ones that we direct seed 4 to square ....they look like little butterflies Very Happy



we are looking forward to trying them for the first time albino

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Re: Are kohlrabi seedling supposed to look leggy?

Post  cheyannarach on 4/22/2012, 5:18 pm

Mine say thin to 3 inches so that's how I planted them, I just transplanted a bunch outside today!
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