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Post  jimmy cee on 6/6/2013, 11:37 am

When I read my fist SFG book I was excited, so excited I had to get the 2nd book.
This past winter and early spring I just about wore myself out trying to put it all together, you know the drill. finding everything needed, etc etc.
Well time has come to disclose IT WORKS
I am going to convert all my beds, 4 of them, and give lots of room to up coming seasons plants.
Even a large cold frame that will take me right up to winter...
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Kohlrabi is amazing, also delicious in many ways




Thanks to all who gave me much info to get this far, I hope to be able to repay sometime
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Post  llama momma on 6/6/2013, 11:54 am

Outstanding Jimmy cee.
Your gorgeous pictures and your enthusiasm made me smile. It is such a kick when things are going this well. Those kohlrabi pictures could be featured on a seed packet. Well done!
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Post  gwennifer on 6/6/2013, 12:06 pm

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Beautiful garden! And I agree with llama momma, that Kohlrabi is picture perfect. Wow!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/6/2013, 12:13 pm

OMG! Beautiful! SFG is great, but kudos to you for doing all the work!

I haven't been able to get my kohlrabi to round up so I end up eating the leaves. What kind of kohlrabi did you grow?

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Post  herblover on 6/6/2013, 12:21 pm

My kohlrabi leaves are huge; still have another few weeks before I harvest them but I'm not seeing them round up yet. This is my first try at them.
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Post  bnoles on 6/6/2013, 1:10 pm

Excellent job Jimmy, both on the garden and the pictures. Much like yourself, I have had tremendous success with my first year and will also be expanding my SFG's. I am already planning my new layout for when the current season is finished. Right now I am working hard on making lots of homemade compost for the event.

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Post  brainchasm on 6/6/2013, 1:28 pm

Kohlrabi freaks me out. Weird, alien-spaceship-looking things!

That said, your weird alien spaceships look terrific!

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/6/2013, 2:10 pm

I have never ever had Koli rabi please tell me what it tastes like. Great looking SFG Jimmy. This is my very first year. I have a TT

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Post  mschaef on 6/6/2013, 4:33 pm

Wow that looks great!!!!!
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Post  camprn on 6/6/2013, 5:33 pm

Jeeze Man! Look at those kohlrabi! AMAZING.

So what are you going to enter into the County Fair?

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Post  plantoid on 6/6/2013, 5:41 pm

@Frenchbean wrote:I have never ever had Koli rabi please tell me what it tastes like. Great looking SFG Jimmy. This is my very first year. I have a TT

Cut the core out of a white Dutch cabbage and nibble the hard white of the core .. very similar to that as it is the same family of brassica ( I think ) .
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Post  jimmy cee on 6/6/2013, 9:40 pm

Cape Coddess
This kohlrabi is Grand Duke from Twileys seed catalog, I knew absolutely nothing about them except I was fascinated by a video on you tube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAVLYZBIKsw

The seeds seem to be very eager to germinate and grow....

Frenchbean...I tried one from our local farm store, tasted like a toss between an radish and cabbage.
It was a very delicious taste to me.

Camprn..Never entered my mind, however I surely would have entered it in the fair, ours isnt till August and Sept. Maybe I'll have something else..The guys I once hung out with at toity toid and toid (brooklyn slang) would never believe this is me...banjo's and farming...

I bet kohlrabi would make a delicious cole slaw
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Post  camprn on 6/6/2013, 9:53 pm

@jimmy cee wrote:

Camprn..Never entered my mind, however I surely would have entered it in the fair, ours isnt till August and Sept. Maybe I'll have something else..The guys I once hung out with at toity toid and toid (brooklyn slang) would never believe this is me...banjo's and farming...

I bet kohlrabi would make a delicious cole slaw

I wonder if you can grow more kohlrabi (after a good addition of compost to your MM) for the fair...

Banjos and farming go well together, like peas and carrots...

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Post  jimmy cee on 6/7/2013, 9:34 am

Don't you think the hot weather would be detrimental to it's growth ?
I do have a few smaller plants in the ground now, maybe I'll cover them in hot weather,
If they become as nice as the ones I just picked, they surely will be entered...
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Post  Kelejan on 6/7/2013, 11:55 am

Is it my computer that is showing me a squashed picture in this thread. Other threads seem to be OK.
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Same squashed window from my computer. Thought it was me.
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Post  ETNRedClay on 6/7/2013, 11:58 am

But the second page of this thread is NOT squashed...
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/7/2013, 1:22 pm

Mine in Firefox isn't squashed.

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Post  Kelejan on 6/7/2013, 2:34 pm

Well, mine has gone back to normal, thank goodness.
I wonder why it happened?
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Post  jazzycat on 6/7/2013, 9:06 pm

Your garden is lovely, Jimmy.

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Post  jimmy cee on 8/7/2013, 8:48 am

I just completed my cold frame conversion.
Removed all soil and added 8 inches of the wonderful Mel's Mix.
In the process now of seeding, planting, and experimenting with this.
Should prove to be a very interesting fall season for me, this past spring and summer surely was..


Some of the raised bed items...Italian parsley

Tomatoes trimmed to prevent blight..(works for me)
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Post  CapeCoddess on 8/7/2013, 7:04 pm

Wow!  Nice cold frame...you'll love it!  I don't have an official one but I put windows on the boxes with sunken beds and it works much the same way.  I was harvesting into Feb last year but it finally got too dangerous to go out there on the ice topped snow so I quit.

Look at all your maters!  What kind are they?  They look just like my Supersonics, except mine don't have the leaves removed.

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Post  lyndeeloo on 8/9/2013, 7:46 am

Really nice Jimmy cee!!! Very Happy Your really sweet cold frame reminds me I better get going on making one. Add it to the list of projects.
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Post  jimmy cee on 8/9/2013, 8:14 am

Thanks alot
I made it last fall, had a lot of wood hanging around from previous projects.
Took about 3 months as I don't work fast any more, ( really never did )
Fortunately I had a raised bed with  1/4 inch angle pounded 4 feet into the ground,
I used these for anchors on my raised beds, then just added a 7 foot long upper portion
that became my cold frame, I have planted a whole bunch of stuff yesterday.
Seeds and plants together to see which works best.
I'll take pics as growth progresses.
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Post  grownsunshine on 8/9/2013, 2:14 pm

Jimmy - Your garden looks great! You plants look so nice and green. I'm inspired. Great Job!!!

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