May 21, 2016

Transplanting Asian Greens and Kohlrabi in the Garden

Cold weather damaged Brussels sprout.

We had a few days of cooler weather that seemed to have damaged some leaves on the brassica plants. Most of the leaves that have turned red have started to dry up and fall off.
Broccoli plant touched by cold.

I wonder if the plants affected by the chilly temperatures will be stunted. I have emergency seedlings that were protected on the south side of the house, so have been debating whether I should replace the plants that were affected by the cold.
Fung Jen Chinese cabbage.

I spent a few days last week planting Asian greens and kohlrabi here and there amongst the broccoli and Brussels sprouts. It was really easy and kind of fun transplanting the little seedlings in whatever space I could find, there must have been close to a hundred that were transplanted.
A pretty Tatsoi seedling.
Little little Yu Choy.
The tall and stately Mibuna.
I'm growing to new varieties of kohlrabi, Kolibri and Winner, in the hopes of getting a sweeter and bigger kohlrabi.
And the crazy eyed Mizuna.

It's been rainy and overcast this week, so the perfect time to plant out young seedlings into the garden. Next week it's supposed to be in the 80's (27 degrees Celsius), I'm going to try to get all the peppers and eggplants planted in the garden tomorrow. After that there'll only be squash, zucchini, melons, and okra left to plant.


Mark Willis said...

It's not been an easy gardening year for you so far! I think your Brassicas will recover though - they are a hardy race.

Phuong said...

Hi Mark,
It's been a busy spring that's for sure, I'm so glad I had so many extra replacement plants. Your garden is looking amazing, and you're really good about keeping your plants protected.

We're going to put up a fence in a few weeks, it'll be nice to keep the bigger mammals out of the garden at least.

David Velten said...

I don't think the red leaves represent cold damage. Brassicas are pretty hardy and it takes a freeze to set them back. I had some red leaves on mine and I just attributed it to being a little root bound in the flats. Once their roots are established, you should see an improvement. For a purple kohlrabi, you might look at Azur Star. Did well for me last year and I am growing it again.

Phuong said...

Hi David,
I just wondered because the brassicas have been so slow growing since being transplanted into the garden. We've been having a tumultuous spring as well but hopefully the warmer weather is here to stay. Azur Star sounds like a great open pollinated kohlrabi. Is it sweeter then Early White Vienna?

I'm just taking a short break from planting. Finished transplanting eggplants and hopefully I can finish up the peppers today.