Kohlrabi Early Purple Vienna
Brasica oleracea var. gongylodes
Pre 1860’s heirloom. This variety is usually bigger than the White Vienna. Related to cabbage, so start indoors on a heat mat with the same respect to keeping them from getting rootbound. Purple on the outside and a white to green color on the inside. Can be cut up on salads and eaten raw. Wonderful cooked as well. Fun to grow.
If possible keep soil temperature over 75°F until germination, reducing air temperature to 60 °F.
If starting indoors, brassicas need to be transplanted before their fifth true leaf, so not to become rootbound.
Kale can be grown in mild winters above 32°F where hardened-off seedlings can be set out from September to February.