ndorfinmachine
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Can you grow Kohlrabi in a container?

I guess this plant isn't very popular in the south. The Walgreen's I got these from had a ton of these seed packets left. I purchased 4 packs at 12 cents a pack. I didn't have a lot of room in my fall garden area to plant anything else. I had these two big containers in the back yard that some rose bushes came in, so I decided to use those. I like to recycle everything I can, so I took some soil out of some pots that used to contain crepe myrtles, and tossed it in the rose containers. I also mixed in some good coffee compost to the dirt and mixed it well. After I mixed all this, I sprinkled the seeds all over the top and raked them in a bit and watered. Now, about 4 days later, they are sprouting up everywhere. Will I be able to keep them in these large pots?

pd
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Kohlrabi are ideal for container growing, particularly if used as mini-vege at a spacing of around 10cm. No need to let them reach full size, but if you want to you need to thin out to 15cm apart. A loamy compost would be best with a base fertilizer added, feed every 2-3 weeks with a general liquid fertilizer. Water regularly in a free draining container.

ndorfinmachine
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Thank you very much! Glad to know I can keep them in the pots instead of having to transplant them.

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