How to Grow – Kohlrabi

small kohlrabi

A kohlrabi is born.

An often overlooked veggie, kohlrabi is as easy to grow as cabbage- and takes much less time.
In as little as 6 weeks from planting a seed, you can be enjoying this crisp member of the cole family.

kohlrabi baby bulb

baby bulb

Ii is easier to plant kohlrabi by making seed tapes, or you can just sprinkle the seeds and thin to about 3-4 inches apart.

kohlrabi growing

They grow up so fast.

Harvest when the bulb is 2-4″, or ‘golf ball size’ -any larger and the veggie starts to get ‘woody’.

purple kohlrabi

They come in purple too.

They can be eaten raw or cooked, in salads stir frys or in a cream sauce or casserole.
Just use your imagination!


ready to eat

Here’s how we ate them recently- what’s your favorite way to enjoy kohlrabi?

Botanical name: Brassica oleracea
Yield: 1 kohlrabi per seed, less if thinning is needed. You can also eat the leaves.
Spacing: 4″
Days to maturity: 40 days
Harvest: Best when golf-ball size.
Storage: Will hold a few weeks in the fridge. For longer storage, try kohlrabi hybrid for that purpose, such as Kossak.

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