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Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Transplant the seedlings in 25-30 days
Space the seedlings at 30cm by 45cm
Harvest 60-65 days from transplanting
Good things take time and care
Why has my plant not formed the Noolkol knob?
Noolkol thrives best in relatively cool, moist climates. It grows well in monthly average temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees. If day temperatures are too high, the Noolkol knob will not be formed. Therefore it is recommended to grow Noolkl in winters of India.
Why are my plants producing distorted knobs?
The knobs may become elongated in close spacing due to lack of light as in knobs growing in a shade. Cracking of knobs also occurs if the long dry spell is followed by sudden watering because of increased root pressure.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Regular consumption of Noolkol Promotes a healthy gut, May lower your risk of heart disease, Supports a healthy immune system.
Noolkol is one of the healthiest vegetables because it is a rich source of dietary fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, choline, manganese, biotin and phosphorus. It also contains ample of vitamin B1, B2, and B3, the potassium, magnesium, and protein
1.Noolkol is an important part of the Kashmiri cuisine where it is called Mŏnji and is one of the most commonly cooked vegetable along with collard greens (haakh). It is prepared with its leaves and served with a light soup and eaten with rice.
2.Noolkol is commonly known as "kohlrabi" which originates from German words "kohl" which means "cabbage" and "rube" which means "turnip".
A good size of Noolkol knob is that of a cricket ball, as at that stage it is tender & succulent. Don't allow knobs to grow too large before lifting, as they soon become coarse, fibrous & thus inedible.
Noolkol can be grown on all types of soils. Soil rich in manures and fertilizers produces excellent knobs. It does not grow well in highly acidic soil.
Noolkol requires continuous supply of moisture for uniform growth and development of the knob. Make sure the soil remains moist all the time. Daily watering is recommended for potted plants.
Regionally in India, Noolkol is also known as Kohlrabi, ol kopi, monj-hakh, nol khol, navalkol.
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