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Growing Kohlrabi

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(Best months for growing Kohlrabi in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 46°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 4 - 10 inches apart
  • Harvest in 7-10 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chilli, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

18 Sep 17, gordon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
this is my first year growing kohlrabi, I love it, the flavor is different , but great, one thing though, ants love it to, they make holes into the plant, have to put ant dust or some thing on them, full of sugar. planted many new things this year, due to making more raised garden beds, red cabbage, Daikon, chard, Celeriac, red and brown onions, had a great season this year with snow and honey peas, many different lettuces this year great harvest, planted grafted apple tree, grafted peach and nectarine tree, nashi pears, grapes and passionfruit, why buy fruit and veg from the shop and not know how old it is or what they have done to it.
23 Sep 17, Lesley Hay (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I have just started my garden and as I prepared the soil I found ants everywhere, but I read somewhere that putting powdered cinnamon around the garden edge would stop the ants as they apparently don't like the sticky powder as it sticks to their legs. I did and it has worked so far. Have to retouch if I overwater the area, but I'm happier without green ant bites.... The joy of my garden is the growing and reaping the rewards of fresh veggies and herbs. Because I do sometimes wonder by the time we use all our fertilisers....I think the cost is a bit high...
28 Nov 16, noel (Australia - temperate climate)
Gooday , do you need to hill them or do they produce above ground? most pics i have seen are above ground ,is this right ?
02 Nov 18, Margaret (Australia - temperate climate)
The stem swells just above the ground. No need to hill them.
17 Oct 17, Miriam Blye (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes above the ground in garden beds
29 Nov 16, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Kohlrabi is botanically the same plant as cabbage. The stalks and leaves can be used in stir fries, soups and coleslaw making it very versatile.
29 Nov 16, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello Noel, Kohlrabi is a swollen stem, not a root, tuber or bulb and it forms above the ground. To achieve good results ensure watering is consistent to avoid stringiness or bitterness. Trust this helps.
10 Sep 16, Raina Stevens (Australia - temperate climate)
I too would like to know where to purchase kohlrabi. Seedlings or seeds.
16 Nov 16, Carol (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hello Raina, try here - the last two on that page, purple and white
13 Dec 15, Bob C (Australia - temperate climate)
the seeds are available from the major seed companys at the major hardware stores
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the seeds are available from the major seed companys at the major hardware stores

- Bob C

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