If you are itching to get started vegetable gardening, but don’t know where to begin, these fast growing vegetables are exactly what you need in your garden! In only a few weeks these fast growing seeds, plants, and vegetables will make your garden look incredible while they feed your belly. Even better, a majority of these fast growing plants are incredibly easy to take care of as well.
Fast Growing Seeds
Did you know that arugula actually grows incredibly fast? It takes only 21 days for baby leaves to grow from seed. Not only that, but it’s also really easy to grow. A great combination!
Additionally, other types of lettuce can all grown from seed in just as little time. Most lettuce can be ready to harvest within about 30 days.
Spinach, like other lettuce varieties, can be harvested from seed in as little as 30 days, depending on growing conditions.
Though a little longer than some of the others on this list, Swiss Chard can be harvested in as little as 45 days. Swiss chard is great in soups and salads and needs about 6 hours of sunlight per day to thrive. Cut the plant regularly to keep it producing new leaves throughout the growing season.
Kale is incredibly cold hardy and can sprout up from seeds in record time. If the temps aren’t too chilly, expect edible greens in about 30-60 days. Keep soil moist for tender, delicious kale.
If you like topping your foods with green onions, why not try growing them at home? They grow lighting fast, after all! Harvest the green onions in just about 3-4 weeks. Additionally, you can keep the roots propagating and take cuttings every week after harvest. You’ll never have to buy green onions again.
Like the other leafy greens on this list, you can harvest baby Bok Choy after 30 days of growth from seed. If you want the bigger variety, it will be more like 30.
Fast Growing Plants
Tatsoi is a not-so-common plant, but it’s a quick grower. The leaves of the plant have a mild mustard flavor that goes great with all sorts of different dishes.
Though this is an annual plant, if you harvest the first batch of bush beans immediately, and keep it up, you’ll have beans that will grow all season long. Expect the first batch to pop up around 50 days. Make sure your plants get at least two inches of water per week to be successful.
I love snap peas, so I’m so happy they grow quickly. At about 55 days, the sweetly flavored peas should be edible and good to go. Like beans, if you harvest them early on and keep up with it, the plant will continue to put out peas throughout the season.
Fast Growing Vegetables
You can harvest baby carrots if you select early maturing varieties that can be harvested within 60 days. These smaller varieties are really sweet and good. Thin carrot seedlings out when they get about 2 inches high for better growth all around.
You can harvest radishes after about a month, or when the plant is about 1-inch in diameter. Their flavor is great for all sorts of soups and salad. Make sure your garden beds are rock-free prior to planting, you won’t have a pretty crop otherwise!
You can grow turnips in only 45 days if the conditions cooperate. The great thing about turnips is that you can use both the roots and greens. If you plant in the winter, the plant will become sweeter, too! Just make sure they are getting the sunshine needed to sustain growth. Which one of these fast growing vegetables is your favorite?