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Did you know that Kohlrabi is actually a type of cabbage? It’s one of several cultivars within the Brassica oleracea species along with western cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, Brussels spouts, and many other.  Its name comes from German and it translates to “cabbage turnip” as it looks like a turnip growing up instead of down. Learn to grow and harvest this tasty vegetable with our guides below. Happy gardening!

How to Plant and Grow Kohlrabi

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A fast-growing cool-weather vegetable, kohlrabi forms a globe-shaped stem above ground. The crisp, white flesh has a sweet, turnipy tang and the leaves are edible too. It’s a foodie favorite with ornamental value in the garden. We share growing and harvest tips for this quirky-looking cabbage relative. Read more now.

9 of the Best Companion Plants for Kohlrabi

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Some of the best kohlrabi companions may provide pest control, enrich the soil, or conserve water, and they look appealing next to this purple or light green cool-season veggie too. Our guide shares the most beneficial companions to plant next to this offbeat above-ground brassica, and which plants make bad neighbors.

How And When to Harvest Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi is a unique cole family plant with stems that swell into juicy, round bulbs that taste a bit like a cross between broccoli and cabbage. Delicious both raw and cooked, this easy-to-grow vegetable makes an exciting addition to the garden. Continue reading to learn how to harvest, store, and prepare kohlrabi.

How to Plant Kohlrabi Seeds

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Have you ever grown kohlrabi, one of the coolest brassicas around? It looks like an above-ground turnip and comes in either green or purple, with a crisp texture and tasty cabbage-like flavor. Even better, this cool-weather crop is easy to grow from seed! Learn how to plant kohlrabi seeds in this guide. Read more now.

Eating Kohlrabi Greens: Tips for Harvesting and Cooking the Leaves

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Did you know that kohlrabi greens are edible and delicious? The flavorful leaves are easy to harvest and prepare, with a similar taste and texture to collard greens. You can enjoy them sauteed, steamed, or even raw in a salad. Learn all about harvesting and cooking kohlrabi leaves in this guide. Read more now.

11 of the Best Kohlrabi Varieties to Grow Your Own

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Whether you already love kohlrabi or it’s entirely new to you, it’s the perfect time to start making plans to grow some in your garden. Which cultivar should you choose? We’ve rounded up our favorites to make your selection a little easier, with top picks that are perfect for a variety of tastes and garden sizes.

Health Benefits of Kohlrabi

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Kohlrabi may look funny and have a silly-sounding name, but it offers serious potential health benefits! With a mild flavor and crisp texture, it’s easy to add to many dishes. And it’s also quite simple to grow! Read on to learn more about kohlrabi’s nutritional value and why you should add this vegetable to your diet.