They (the Black Swallowtail) grow relatively fast. Its amazing how big. they get day to day. Maybe a couple of weeks (2-4) until they form a chrysalis. Then another 2. - 3 weeks until they emerge from the chrysalis as. a Butterfly. Im sure it varies for different types of butterfly, the black swallowtail is the only one im familiar with specifically.How long do those caterpillars live?
Were they in the ground to in pots ?Today I ground up the rest of my leaves (at least that I'm going to bother with), and harvested the last two of my kohlrabis, one of which got huge, and one not very big at all, in the same amount of time. These are 2 superschmelz kohlrabis, planted at the same time - 9-14 - and one got huge, the other was the smallest of all the kohlrabis I had. I've harvested the rest of them as needed, at normal size, in early November. That's a 4 qt bowl they are in, as reference.
Superschmelz kohlrabi, a 46.8 oz, and a 6.7 oz, harvested 12-5 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Did you start them from seed ( on 9-14). or did you purchase them as seedlings ?@larry_stewart Those kohlrabi were growing in a raised bed, next to each other. I remember years ago, the superschmelz I grew was also like this - the size was not as uniform as it was with other varieties. I grew it again because I got a free seed packet. Still good, but the sizes were variable, as they were years ago.