Many people have never tasted kohlrabi; however, this tasty vegetable is an absolute must in every grower's microgreen garden. Kohlrabi microgreens add a splash of color and flavor to your microgreen garden.
Unlike full grown kohlrabi, kohlrabi microgreens have pale white or lilac color stems with bright green leaves. The gorgeous microgreens are both tasty and healthy. They are filled with numerous vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin B6, iron, potassium, and calcium.
Kohlrabi microgreens contain fiber and antioxidants that provide a number of health benefits. They fight against disease, reduce the risk of cancer, improve your heart health, and lower your blood pressure.
Kohlrabi microgreens will be ready to enjoy in a mere eight to twelve days. The sweet broccoli and turnip flavor pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, including pasta dishes, sandwiches, and microgreen salads.
Are you ready to learn how to grow kohlrabi microgreens? These tasty microgreens are quite easy to grow, making them an excellent choice for novice microgreen gardeners. Within about two weeks, you will be harvesting tasty and nutritious kohlrabi microgreens.
|Flavor||Kohlrabi has a sweet, brassica flavor that is quite delicate.|
|Pre-Soak (Yes/No)||You do not need to presoak your kohlrabi microgreen seeds.|
|Color||Kohlrabi microgreens have pale lilac or white stems with vibrant green leaves.|
|Germination Time||It will take between two and three days to germinate your kohlrabi microgreens.|
|Harvest Time||The time to harvest is between ten and fourteen days.|
|Green Thumb Level (1-5)||2 – Kohlrabi microgreens are extremely easy to grow.|
Our kohlrabi microgreen profile provides you with the pertinent information needed to successfully plant, grow, and harvest these tasty microgreens. Follow our step by step instructions on how to grow kohlrabi microgreens.
Whether you are a novice microgreen gardener of you are a pro, the following frequently asked questions will provide you with the answers you may have while planting, growing, or harvesting your kohlrabi microgreens.
No. Kohlrabi microgreens will not regrow after you harvest your kohlrabi crop. Once you harvest your kohlrabi microgreens, compost the soil and roots.
Kohlrabi microgreens are fast growing and will be ready for harvest in about two weeks.
Kohlrabi microgreens are delicious and have a strong brassica flavor similar to cabbage and broccoli.
Kohlrabi microgreens are packed full of nutrients, including antioxidants, B vitamins, calcium, copper, fiber, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C. Consuming kohlrabi microgreens offers you the following health benefits:
There are several different methods that can be used to grow kohlrabi microgreens. Our preferred method is the one described below. When you follow our easy to understand and easy to follow instructions, you will be able to grow large crops of kohlrabi microgreens. The following list of equipment will help ensure your success.
A starter kit will provide you with the pieces of equipment you need to grow kohlrabi microgreens. The Deluxe Starter Kit at True Leaf Market comes with a selection of seeds, soil, a misting bottle, and microgreen grow trays to help ensure your success.
If you decide to purchase your equipment separately, there are several pieces of equipment you will need. The following list will ensure you have the equipment for kohlrabi microgreen gardening.
There are two types of growing mediums commonly used for growing kohlrabi microgreens – seed starting soil and coconut coir. Both of these have a variety of advantages and disadvantages that should be considered. We recommend coconut coir because it holds moisture, is pH neutral, and reduces the risk of soilborne diseases.
Coconut coir is created using the husks of the coconut. This soilless growing medium is easy to use and is the perfect solution for kohlrabi microgreen gardens.
Seed starting growing medium is a soilless product that contains nutrients that new crops need to flourish. Because microgreens are harvested at such an immature stage, these nutrients aren't needed. The seeds will contain everything your kohlrabi microgreens need for growth.
Growing kohlrabi microgreens requires a total of three growing trays. You will need two growing trays without holes and one growing tray with drainage holes. We recommend opting for growing trays that measure ten inches by twenty inches; however, other growers prefer to use square trays measuring ten inches by ten inches.
You will need one tray with drainage holes. This growing tray will be the one you fill with soil and kohlrabi microgreens. This will allow you to water from the bottom up and reduce the risk of mold and other soilborne diseases.
You will need two growing trays without drainage holes. One of these will be used as a humidity dome. You will place your growing tray with drainage holes inside the other growing tray without drainage holes. This setup will allow you to water your kohlrabi microgreens from the bottom up.
A misting bottle allows you to water your kohlrabi microgreens without disturbing the seeds. The fine mist is a wonderful way to thoroughly water the soil quickly and efficiently. Kohlrabi microgreens like the soil to be moist; however, overwatering can cause a plethora of problems.
Kohlrabi microgreens require an ample amount of light once they have sprouted. A full spectrum grow light ensures your microgreens grow healthy and consistently across the growing tray.
A heating mat provides the optimal temperature for germination. To increase germination rates and times, set the thermostat on your heating mat to eighty degrees Fahrenheit. Once your kohlrabi seeds have germinated, simply turn your heating mat off and allow your microgreens to flourish in moderate ambient temperatures.
Are you limited on space yet want to grow multiple trays of microgreens? A planting rack allows you to use the vertical space in your home to grow microgreens. Furthermore, a planter's rack provides you with places to attach your grow lights, heating mats, and circulation fans.
Circulation fans increase the airflow around your microgreens to reduce the risk of mold, powdery mildew, and other diseases associated with damp conditions. The fans gently blow across the microgreens to reduce the risk of these diseases.
There are several kohlrabi microgreen seed options available. The most popular ones are available at True Leaf Market and include:
Purple Vienna kohlrabi microgreen seeds by Mountain Valley Seed Company are ready for harvest in a week and a half to two weeks. These tasty microgreens have a strong cabbage and broccoli flavor and are chockful of nutrients. The beautiful pale purple stem and bright green leaves create interest in your favorite dishes.
Are you looking for a delicious, organic non-GMO kohlrabi microgreen? Sustainable Seed Company offers Purple Vienna kohlrabi microgreen seeds at True Leaf Market. These delicious microgreens have a delightful cabbage and turnip flavor with bright purple stems and green leaves.
Mountain Valley Seed Company's Early White Vienna Kohlrabi Microgreen Seeds have a high germination rate and pairs wonderfully with a variety of brassicas, including radish microgreens. These delightful kohlrabi microgreens taste like a combination of cabbage and broccoli and feature a white stem and a vibrant green top.
Are you ready to grow kohlrabi microgreens? Our easy step by step growing guide will provide you with easy to follow instructions to ensure your success. Follow our directions and you will be enjoying a bountiful harvest of kohlrabi microgreens within two weeks.
The first step is to gather your supplies and prepare your growing tray. Grab a ten inch by twenty inch growing tray with drainage holes and fill it with your growing medium. The growing medium should be filled to slightly below the lip of the tray.
Kohlrabi microgreens require moist, not sopping soil. There are two ways to ensure your soil is properly moistened – using your misting bottle or allowing your growing medium to soak in a sink of water.
If you will be using your misting bottle, evenly spray the soil with water, using approximately ten sprays. Then, allow the water to soak in for about fifteen minutes. Repeat the process three to five more times.
If you will be soaking your growing tray in a sink of water, place the tray in an inch of water and allow it to soak for approximately thirty minutes. Then, allow any excess moisture to drain from the growing medium.
Once your soil is thoroughly moistened, place your tray with drainage holes inside one of the trays without holes. Then, spread about three to four tablespoons of seeds evenly across your soil.
Use the remaining tray and gently press the seeds into the soil. Then, cover with a light layer of growing medium and press down with the lid to ensure the soil is even and level.
Once you have planted your seeds, it is time to allow your seeds to germinate. Seeds need consistent temperature, no light, and evenly distributed weight. Take your remaining growing tray and invert it and place it on top of your seeds.
Place a heavy stone, heavy book, or weight atop the growing tray. Don't worry the weight will not hurt the seeds and will cause the roots to grow downward for better germination.
Finally, place your microgreen trays on your growing rack atop your heating mat and set the temperature to a balmy eighty degrees Fahrenheit. It will take your microgreen seeds approximately two to three days to germinate.
Check the soil's moisture level daily. If the soil has begun to dry out, either add a small amount of water to the bottom tray and allow the soil to draw moisture up for thirty minutes, or lightly spray the soil with your misting bottle.
Once ninety percent of the kohlrabi microgreen seeds have germinated, it is time to remove the weight and blackout lid. Now, the plants need bright light for optimal growth.
Once your kohlrabi microgreen seeds have germinated, you will want to place them in a well-lit area. Although your microgreens do not need direct sunlight, they will grow the best under a grow light.
The grow light should be placed approximately twelve to eighteen inches from the germinated microgreens. The lights should be left on for about eighteen hours each day. When grow lights are used, your microgreens will grow straight rather than stretching to one side or the other towards the light.
Once your kohlrabi microgreens have been placed under grow lights, it is time to turn on your circulation fans. Your circulation fans should blow across the tops of your kohlrabi microgreens, not across the top of the soil. Make sure your fans are blowing horizontally, not vertically or diagonally as this can dry out your soil too quickly.
Knowing when the best time to harvest kohlrabi microgreens is essential to tasty microgreens. They will be ready to harvest once the first set of true leaves form and the microgreens are two to three inches tall.
Many individuals are surprised to learn that the flavor of a microgreen can change within a day or two. To ensure delicious microgreens, begin tasting your microgreens when they reach two inches tall. Once your kohlrabi microgreens have reached the peak of flavor, it's time to harvest your microgreens. The best time to harvest is between day five and day fourteen.
Once the flavor has developed, withhold watering your microgreens for twelve hours. Doing this will ensure your kohlrabi microgreens are crispy and delicious. Furthermore, this will help increase storage times.
You will need very few supplies for harvesting your kohlrabi microgreens. All you will need is a paper towel, a pair of scissors or a sharp knife, and a storage box if you will not be enjoying them immediately.
Begin with clean, dry hands, and clean dry equipment. Then, gently grasp the microgreens loosely in your non-dominant hand. Then, using your scissors or knife, cut the microgreens slightly above soil level. Work quickly and place the cut microgreens on your paper towel.
It will only take a couple of minutes to cut an entire tray of kohlrabi microgreens. Once they have been harvested, you must decide what you will be doing with them.
If you will be eating immediately, dunk the microgreens in a bowl of cool, not cold water. Then, place them on a paper towel and allow them to dry before using.
If you will be storing your kohlrabi microgreens, the most important thing is to not allow one drop of moisture to touch the microgreens prior to eating. This means you should not wash them until you are ready to eat them.
Instead, as soon as you harvest your microgreens, place them in your favorite storage container or airtight storage bag. Then, place the bag in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. For best results, the optimal storage temperature for kohlrabi microgreens is thirty five to forty degrees Fahrenheit.
Kohlrabi microgreens have a distinct flavor that can be added to salads, sandwiches, pasta, or used as a garnish. The brassica flavor pairs wonderfully with sharp flavors like radishes as well as sweet microgreens like corn microgreens.
Kohlrabi microgreens are extremely easy to grow. Once planted using our detailed step by step instructions, it will take between one and two weeks for your microgreens to be ready for harvest. Whether you are new to microgreen gardening or have been growing microgreens for several years, kohlrabi microgreens are a delicious microgreen to include in your repertoire.