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All About Kohlrabi


Kohlrabi is a vegetable that is often overlooked at the farmers market or store unless you grew up eating and growing it at home. It is a crisp, sweet vegetable that is in the cabbage family.

Kohlrabi is a cole crop. Cole crops is the general term used to describe broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, and kohlrabi. They perform best in full sun and well-drained soils with a pH of 6-7. Crop rotation is incredibly important. To reduce disease problems, no cole crop member should be planted in the same garden space more than once every four years. You can direct so...

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