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When to Plant Kohlrabi – Harvest to Desk


Kohlrabi is a cool-season crop. Sow seeds within the backyard 4 to six weeks earlier than the final frost. Sow seeds indoors for transplanting out 6 to eight weeks earlier than setting them within the backyard.

Set kohlrabi transplants within the backyard 5 weeks earlier than to 2 weeks after the final frost. Make succession plantings each two weeks till mid-June.

Kohlrabi matures in 50 to 70 days after seeds are sown. Harvest kohlrabi whereas nonetheless small, not more than 2 to three inches (5-8cm) in diameter. Slice by the stem 1 inch beneath the bulb.

Kohlrabi prefers humus-rich soil and full solar, however kohlrabi can tolerate partial shade. Kohlrabi is a heavy feeder that wants excessive quantities of potassium for greatest development.

Time late summer season planting in order that kohlrabi is touched by frost earlier than harvest in autumn; frost will sweeten the flavour of kohlrabi.

Kohlrabi seedlings within the greenhouse.

Kohlrabi seed sowing dates

(These dates are for the Northern Hemisphere)

Common date of the final frost Planting dates
Jan. 30 Jan. 1-Feb. 1
Feb. 8 Jan. 10-Feb. 1
Feb. 18 Jan. 20-Feb. 10
Feb. 28 Feb. 1-20
Mar. 10 Feb. 10-Mar. 1
Mar. 20 Feb. 20-Mar. 10
Mar. 30 Mar. 1-20
Apr. 10 Mar. 10-Apr. 10
Apr. 20 Mar. 20-Could 1
Apr. 30 Apr. 1-Could 10
Could 10 Apr. 10-Could 15
Could 20 Apr. 20-Could 10
Could 30 Could 1-30
June 10 Could 15-June 1
Kohlrabi ready for harvest
Kohlrabi prepared for harvest

Kohlrabi planting particulars

  • Sowing depth: ¼ inch (6mm)
  • Area between plant after thinning: 6-9 inches (10-23cm)
  • Days to sprout: 5-10
  • Days to reap: 50-60
  • Storage interval: 2-4 weeks
  • Seeds per 100 row toes: ½ ounce (14 grams)
  • Yield per 100 row toes: 100 kilos (45kg)
  • Varieties: Early White Vienna, Grand Duke, Purple Vienna

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