Having our own vegetable garden is the best way to eat fresh and healthy vegetables. But, not all vegetables has same growing or harvesting season. Each vegetable has its own growing season and if you are wondering which vegetables to grow in a hurry in desperate times.
We suggest you to try these 8 fast growing vegetables in your garden to maximize the productivity of your kitchen garden throughout the season. This sounds great, right! Keep on scrolling.
8 Fast Growing Vegetables To Grow In A Hurry:
- Bok Choy:
Bok choy is fast growing vegetable that belongs to cabbage family which works perfect in your kitchen garden. The seeds will germinate within 6-10 days and plants will be ready to harvest in 8 to 10 weeks.
You can even harvest them after 4 weeks of planting as baby green salad plant. Add them in salads, stir fries or in varieties of dishes.
There are many different varieties of lettuces to choose from where you can have different flavor and crunch with each variety. But, the best thing about lettuce is you can grow this leafy vegetable in colder temperatures and it even doesn’t take long time to produce a mature harvest.
The seeds will germinate within 7-8 days and the crop will get ready in 4 to 6 weeks. You can also harvest baby leaf lettuce in 4 weeks.
Climbing peas and dwarf peas are most popular two major varieties of peas. The seedlings will take 10 days for germination and you can harvest them in 12-14 weeks, where climbing peas take another 2 weeks.
Dwarf peas needs more space to grow, but climbing peas grows well within limited space when we provide them trellis to climb. However, you don’t need to wait for 14 weeks to get your first crop out of plants because the whole plant of peas is edible. You can simply harvest young leaves and use them in your stir fries and salads. Pruning leaves helps in producing more fruits.
- Swiss Chard:
Swiss chard is a hardy vegetable and considered as close relative of spinach. Sow seeds in your garden, they germinate in just 10-14 days and you can harvest fully grown Swiss chard in 8-10 weeks. You can also use baby leaves of swiss chard in your dishes and salads.
Radish is one of the fast growing vegetable that grows well in cool temperature. Seeds of radish will germinate in just 4 to 5 days and you can harvest them in 4 to 5 weeks. There are many varieties of radishes available in the market and you can also grow micro greens of radish which is way faster than mature vegetables in terms of growth. You can grow them in containers, raised beds or in normal garden.
- Green Onions:
Green onion is same as regular onions, but they don’t have big bulb at the end and taste of these onions is mild. This is a versatile crop and very easy to grow even in your kitchen garden.
The seeds of green onion germinate in 10 to 14 days and harvest them in just 8 to 12 weeks. You should sow seeds for every two weeks to have continuous supply of fresh green or spring onion.
There are several different varieties of mustard available in the market. One plant of field crop can give you several harvests in single growing season. The seeds of mustard will germinate in just 6 to 10 days and first crop will get ready within 6 weeks.
Just like other plant leaves, mustard leaves can be used in salad, stir fries etc. one plant of mustard can turn in to huge plant and seeds at the end of growing season are great catch. You can use them to make mustard oil or for extra flavor in your dishes.
Rocket is an herb, some people call it as a vegetable too. Whether it is herb or veggie just like its name it is a fast growing vegetable.
Seeds of rocket germinate in just 7 to 10 days and you can harvest them in 2-3 weeks. Small baby leaves of this plant can be added in your salads and stews, because larger leaves taste bitter. Harvest bigger leaves only when you want to add bitter taste in your salads plate.