#95 – June 20, 2019 – Beas Kohlrabi!

Dear Friends,
Among the many wonderful vegetables planted in Ishwar’s 2019 Wisconsin garden, one stands out. It’s called “Beas Kohlrabi,” and was discovered in the Johnny’s Selected Seeds catalog by one of the volunteer gardeners.
Kohlrabi is a low-growing, stout cultivar of the wild cabbage family, and is closely related to cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels sprouts, and collard greens.
The Beas Kohlrabi is named for the Beas River in northern India, where the vegetable was developed. The river runs by Dera Baba Jaimal Singh, the long-time home to Ishwar’s best friend, Great Master Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Ji, and home to Ishwar himself for many years.
Kohlrabi is typically green or purple, but the Beas Kohlrabi is the first pure-white variety … and is strikingly similar in color to the beard of the Great Master, Hazur Maharaj Baba Sawan Singh Ji!
This lovely vegetable is said to have a sweet, mild flavor and a pure, white internal color. It is suitable for fresh eating or light cooking. 
Beas Kohlrabi
ISHA’s Beas Kohlrabi seedlings ready for planting.
Kohlrabi is planted, and having a drink of water.
In the next blog, a list of all the vegetables planted in Ishwar’s 2019 dera garden!
With warmest regards,
Paul Bauer
Chair of ISHA Building & Fund-Raising Committee