Not all vegetables take a long time to mature. When you find yourself getting a late start on your vegetable garden, don’t worry, because there are many fast growing vegetables you can start growing. Today, we are going to give you a list of the fastest growing vegetables you can put in your spring vegetable garden, even if it’s already the middle of spring.
Yes, radishes should definitely be on the list, because they are one of the fastest growing vegetables we know of. Most varieties of radishes will be ready to harvest in as little as 30 days after you have planted them.
Everyone needs a little bit of lettuce in their life, right? Lettuce, like Romaine can also be harvested in as little as 30 days after you have planted them. Once the leaves have reached 3 inches or so, go ahead and cut the leaves. There’s many different varieties of lettuces that you can grow, and this is a great way to add some color to your salad.
Who here loves Spinach? If you love it as much as we do, you should try growing some of your own. Spinach is ready to harvest in a little under 6 weeks after planting.
If you’re looking for a good starter plant that will be ready to harvest in under 30 days, then you should definitely plant baby carrots. There are other carrot varieties around, but those can take between 50 to 80 days to mature, which is still pretty good.
There are many different varieties of squash available, including zucchini and those will be ready in approximately 70 days after planting them. Here’s a little tip for you – when you cook your squash, you want them to be full of flavor, right? Then you need to harvest them when they’re small.
Kale and Other Greens
Kale, watercress and mustard greens are healthy and delicious. As an additional bonus, they grow fast. Most of these leafy greens take less than 65 days before they’re ready to be harvested. However, baby leaves can be harvested within 25 days of planting.
This is another vegetable you shouldn’t skip out on. They are ready to be picked within 60 days, while the leaves can be picked within 40 days of being planted.
Peas are another great vegetable that you can grow quickly. They take around 10 days to germinate and once this happens, they’ll be ready to pick in around 60 days, which isn’t bad at all.
There are different varieties of cucumbers, but most of them can be harvested within 50 to 75 days of being planted.
So there you have it – 9 delicious spring-time vegetables you can start growing and harvest in no time at all. So many look away from growing vegetables because they don’t like the idea of having to wait for the harvest, but in the end, take it from us, it is well worth it.