Kohlrabi is an amazing little root vegetable that works great in soups, salads, and appetizers. This cabbage-like veggie contains a ton of vitamins and minerals and looks and tastes a little like a turnip growing above-ground (but has a much milder and sweeter taste). Today we'll show you how to grow kohlrabi in your garden and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

How to Grow Kohlrabi From Seeds


Planting Kohlrabi:

  • Kohlrabi likes loose soil.
  • For a spring crop, sow seeds 4-6 weeks before the average last frost date.
  • Plant 1/4 inch deep about 10 seeds for foot.
  • For a fall crop, start seedlings indoors 6-8 weeks before the last average frost. Once seedlings are about 4 inches tall, thin the plants, and transplant 5 inches apart and 1 foot apart in rows.

Caring for Kohlrabi Plant:

  • Keep kohlrabi well watered.
  • Mulch heavily to retain moisture.
  • Keep free of weeds.

Harvesting Kohlrabi:

kohlrabi harvest

  • Harvest kohlrabi bulbs when they are no more than 2 inches in diameter, cutting the stem 1 inch below the bulb.
  • You can use both the bulb and the leaves. Leaves make great additions to soups and salads, while the bulbs also make great soups and other dishes.

Happy Planting!

How to Grow Kohlrabi

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