Kohlrabi belongs to the cabbage family and has a taste that is similar to turnips. Like many other plants, kohlrabi can benefit from companion planting. Companion planting can ward off pests, enrich the soil with nutrients, support plants in close proximity, or invite welcomed insects. Bush beans, beets, celery, cucumbers, lettuce, onions, and potatoes are all great companions for kohlrabi.
- Kohlrabi is German for “cabbage turnip,” aptly named, as it is a member of the cabbage family and tastes much like a turnip.
- The least hardy of all the cabbage members, kohlrabi is a cool season vegetable that is relatively easy to grow in fertile, well-draining soil but, like all veggies, it has its share of pest issues.
- The nature of companion planting is that of symbiosis.
“The nature of companion planting is that of symbiosis. That is two or more different plants are situated in close proximity to one or both plants mutual benefit. The benefit might be by adding nutrients into the soil, repelling pests, sheltering beneficial insects, or acting as a natural trellis or support.”