Kohlrabi is a cool weather crop that can be planted planted from autumn through to spring. Learn how to grow kohlrabi in this garden guide!


What soil is good for Kohlrabi?

Rich, well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in. 


How much sun does Kohlrabi need?

Full sun

Frost Tolerant

Is Kohlrabi frost tolerant?

Tolerates mild frost


How much space does Kohlrabi need?

Roughly 25cm apart


When should I plant Kohlrabi?

Kohlrabi is a cool season crop that grows best in temperatures between 7 and 24°C (45–75°F).

It is usually planted from autumn through to spring, depending on your climate. 

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  


What do I feed Kohlrabi?

Prepare the soil well before planting with well rotted compost and a slow release organic fertiliser. Mulch the soil after planting to retain moisture and water regularly. 


When can I harvest Kohlrabi?

Harvest when the Kohlrabi bulb is the size of a tennis ball or slightly larger. If Kohlrabi is left in the ground too long it develops a coarse, woody texture. 


What pests does Kohlrabi get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Cabbage Moth, Cabbage White Butterfly, Diamondback Moth, Flea Beetle, Cabbage Root Fly, Cutworm, Armyworm, Cabbage Looper, Cutworm, Cabbage Worm, Thrips, Root Knot Nematode, 28 Spotted Ladybug


What diseases does Kohlrabi get?

Aphids, Cabbage Moth, Cabbage White Butterfly, Diamondback Moth, Flea beetle, Slug, Snail. 

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