These Sputnik-shaped vegetables may look alien, but their fast growth and great taste make them something every gardener should try in their garden. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest kohlrabi!
A cool-season biennial and member of the Brassica family (alongside broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, and many others), kohlrabi is grown for its nutritious, bulb-shaped stem. The stem is crisp, sweet, and tender, making it a great addition to salads or stir-fries. In terms of taste, think of kohlrabi as a milder turnip.
Given the right conditions, kohlrabi is easy to grow, matures quickly (in as little as 6 weeks), and is generally pest-free. Give it a try!