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Growing Kohlrabi

5 Easy Steps to Success!


Sow: Febuary-August

Plant: April-September

Harvest: May-December


Unusual but easy to grow root plant! The bulbs are sweeter, juicier, and crisper than turnips, with the mild flavour of broccoli stems. 



  • Choose a site or pot with moist but well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Make sure not to plant them where other brassicas (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, turnips, kale, kohlrabi) have grown in the last 3-4 years to avoid disease.

  • Seedlings should be planted firmly into the soil, level with the top of the soil the plug plant comes in. Space plants about 4 per square foot, or 25cm apart in rows about 30cm apart for the best yield. Kohlrabi stems grow above the ground



  • Keep soil moist to avoid roots drying out. Mulch if possible to keep moist and weed free. 

  • Keep an eye out for pests, weeds & disease & use natural methods to treat or prevent. 



  • Harvest when the size of a tennis ball. Kohlrabi take between six and sixteen weeks to be ready for harvest. Or you can leave in the soil but lift before frosts. 




  • Tastes great cooked or raw. You can also cook the leaves which have a similar flavour to kale! 

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