Kholrabi

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Full sun. Well drained soil. Sow late summer for winter harvest

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Sow depth

0.5cm

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Space between seeds / seedlings

20-30cm

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Row space

30-40cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

30cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

3cm

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Best practice

Directly sown

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Germination (days)

7-21

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Maturity (days)

45-60

How to Grow

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From seed

Kohlrabi seed is best sown when soil temperatures are between 8oC and 30oC.

Choose a sunny spot with well-drained soil.

Enrich with fertilizer.

Sow seeds directly planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds, 10-15cm apart, and 30-40cm between rows.

Cover lightly with seed raising mix, keep the soil moist so the seeds don't dry out.

Water regularly.

Once seedlings emerge, thin seedlings at each clump to the strongest.

Feed weekly with plant food.

From seedling

Thin seedlings at each position to the strongest.

Kohlrabi is best when grown quickly with regular watering and side dressings of nitrogen fertiliser or liquid feeds.

Follow the row space and seedling sow depth instructions.

Water in your seedlings well.

In a pot

Choose a pot at least 30cm wide and deep, and position in a sunny spot.

FIll with quality potting mix.

Sow seed directly into pot, planting them in clumps of 2-3 seeds.

Cover lightly with seed raising mix and water well.

Water regularly, once seedlings emerge thin seedlings at each clump to the strongest.

Feed weekly with plant food.

From Plant

Don't mound earth around growing plants and remove weeds by shallow cultivation in between plants.

Ready to harvest

Harvest by pulling the bulbs out early or when the bulbs are between 5-7cm in diameter.

Early pulling spreads the harvest.

Kohlrabi is ready to pick in 8 to 10 weeks.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

January , February , March , August , September , October

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Zone 2 - Temperate

January , February , March , July , August , September

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

January , February , March , April , May

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Sow successive crops every 4-5 weeks to extend your harvest window.
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Do not mound soil around the base.

The root system can easily hold the mass above ground and mounding can cause the plant to rot.
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The smaller the size at harvest, the better tasting.

Bigger is not better with Kohlrabi!

Pests & Problems


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