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Growing and Harvesting Kohlrabi, Yardlong Beans and White Eggplant

Here are some growing tips and harvesting hints to help maximize the yield of kohlrabi, yardlong-bean and white-eggplant crops.

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cabbage worms may get on plants
Photo 2 of 11As long as kohlrabi gets the nutrients and water needed to grow quickly, diseases and pests are rarely a big problem.

Kohlrabi Diseases(2 of 11)

You may see cabbage worms on the plants, but you can handpick and remove them. In some climates, small flea beetles may eat holes in the leaves. Since kohlrabi is grown for its edible stem and not for its leaves, a bit of leaf damage is usually nothing to worry about. Where large infestations might be a problem, however, you can keep the intruders at bay by using floating row covers.

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