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Questions About Kohlrabi

Asked by
Anonymous on
April 26, 2011

Q. Kohlrabi

What garden vegetables are compatible with kohlrabi? What is not good to plant near it?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 26, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Beets, onions, cabbage, and lettuce make good companions. Do not plant kohlrabi with pole beans, pepper, strawberry, or tomatoes.

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Asked by
donald on
April 18, 2012

Q. Kohlrabi leaves

Can you eat the leaves off kohlrabi?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 19, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Yes, Kohlrabi leaves are also edible and very high in nutrients. They can be chopped up and put in salads or cooked like greens. The younger leaves will give you the most flavor.

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Anonymous on
May 4, 2012

Q. What to Do if Kohlrabi Starts to Put Out Seed Heads

I would like to know what to do if kohlrabi starts to put out seed heads.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 5, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Your plants have bolted. Once this happens, they become woody and bitter and are no longer good. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm

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Anonymous on
March 9, 2014

Q. Kohlrabi

Some of my Kohlrabi didn’t bulb, but grew long and skinny. What causes that to happen?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 9, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

This can happen for a few reasons. The first is that they were not planted deep enough. Another reason can be that they were stressed, especially if they were stressed as seedlings. They have a harder time forming a bulb. Too little light can keep them from forming a proper bulb and too little nutrients as well.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 25, 2014

Q. Kohlrabi Blooming

My kohlrabi is beginning to flower and the bulbs aren’t formed yet. Are we on track? Should I pinch back the flowering parts?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 25, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

Your plants have bolted. Once this happens, they become woody and bitter and are no longer good. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/what-is-bolting-what-it-means-when-a-plant-bolts.htm This article will help with growing kohlrabi plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/kohlrabi/how-to-grow-kohlrabi.htm

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