5 Quick-to-Harvest Veggies for the Garden

Are you impatient like me and want fast results? Give these are try:

BACKYARD HOMESTEADING

Jules

6/1/20231 min read

red tomato on white surface
red tomato on white surface

Are you eager to keep your garden thriving with a continuous supply of fresh vegetables? Consider adding these five quick-growing veggies to your garden for a bountiful harvest and the joy of succession planting:

Radishes: Known for their speedy growth, radishes are a fantastic choice for continuous planting. They can be ready to harvest in as little as 3-4 weeks. Sow a new batch of radish seeds every 10-14 days for a consistent supply throughout the growing season.

Lettuce: Crisp and refreshing, lettuce is a staple in many salads and sandwiches. Opt for varieties that mature quickly, such as loose-leaf or mesclun mixes. Harvest outer leaves as needed, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing. This way, you can enjoy fresh lettuce leaves throughout the season.

Spinach: Spinach is a nutrient-packed green that grows relatively quickly. Harvest baby spinach leaves in just a few weeks, or wait a bit longer for larger leaves. As with lettuce, practice successive planting to ensure a continuous supply of this versatile and healthy green.

Green Beans: If you're looking for a vegetable with rapid growth and high yields, green beans fit the bill. Depending on the variety, beans can be ready to harvest within 50-60 days. By staggering your planting, you'll enjoy a steady stream of beans all summer long.

Beets: These vibrant and earthy root vegetables can be a delightful addition to your garden. They are relatively fast-growing and can be harvested within 50-70 days, depending on the variety. For continuous beet harvests, sow seeds every two to three weeks throughout the growing season. Harvest beets when they reach the desired size, usually around 1-2 inches in diameter. Remember, you can also enjoy the nutritious beet greens by harvesting the outer leaves while allowing the center of the plant to keep growing.

green leaves on white ceramic bowl
green leaves on white ceramic bowl