Some people are impatient and want their fast-growing vegetables so they can use them as soon as possible.
This is my list of fast-growing vegetables, all in 60 days or less.
The List of Fast Growing Vegetables
1. Watercress – 10 days
Watercress can be planted almost anywhere, as long as it has water. It is very rich in nutrients and in only 10 days it will be possible to eat it.
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2. Chives – 21 days
Chives like the sun very much but it is possible to plant them in a place with some shade. When it is more than 6″ (15 cm) long it is ready to be harvested.
Tip: If you cut it near the base it will grow back in a few days.
3. Radish – 22 days
Radish has very fast growth, in only 3 days it has already sprouted. It can be planted all year round but prefers a cool climate and full sun.
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4. Lettuce – 30 days
Lettuce can be planted throughout the year in a soil rich in organic matter and aerated. The best time to plant is fall and spring.
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5. Spinach – 40 days
Spinach prefers soils rich in organic matter and partial shade. We must water daily, in 4 weeks we can harvest.
6. Turnip – 40 days
Turnip prefers loose soil and rich in compost. In approximately 50 days it will be possible to harvest it.
7. Arugula – 40 days
Arugula can be planted all year round and it will be possible to harvest it in approximately 40 days. Rich in iron, calcium, and vitamins.
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8. Cucumber – 50 days
Cucumber likes the soil to be sandy and rich in compost. It does not like cold weather and needs good drainage.
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9. Baby Carrots – 50 days
Carrot likes sandy soil. It prefers cold weather but with constant sunshine. Keep the soil always moist.
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10. Beet – 50 days
Beet is a plant highly recommended for health. It is rich in potassium, betacarotene, calcium, and iron. It needs fertile soil, the best time to plant is in the fall or spring because it does not support strong heat.
11. Chard – 50 days
Chard thrives in almost any soil; all it needs is for the soil never to become saturated with water. It needs soil that is rich in nutrients and has very good drainage.
12. Pea – 60 days
Pea prefers a cool and humid climate. It provides nutrients and energy. It is good for the soil since it fixes the nitrogen.