Things are going well with the veggies this year. The garden enclosure has made a real difference! No squirrel or groundhog as gotten at the garden, and few insect pest. Interestingly, bees and other good bugs have had no problem.
This is a Kohlrabi. It is a member of the cole family (broccoli, cabbage, etc). But it grows a swollen part in the bottom of the plant. Here, you can see the swelling that will grow. It will become about the size of a tennis ball. Cole crops were bred in various locations to produce large heads (cabbage, cauliflower), open heads (broccoli), small side heads (Brussels Sprouts), and middle swollen stems (kohlrabi).
Sometimes I try to imagine why someone decided to grow a swollen stem plant. I can't. But it is both "broccolish" and a bit sweet, so I try it every few years.
Believe it or not, next week starts the Fall plantings! I have left a few empty spaces for Brussels Sprouts and Garlic. And I will continue to plant lettuces and radishes to the end of September as I harvest them in their squares.