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Over 30 of The Fastest Vegetables to Grow- for the impatient gardener
Are you an impatient gardener? Or do you like instant gratification? Many would like to argue that gardening is not for the impatient but I am here to tell you they are wrong! With this list of over 30 of the fastest vegetables to grow, you can go from seed to harvest in 52 days or less!!!
Over 30 of the Fastest Veggies You Can Grow in 52 Days or Less!
Your growing time will vary depending on your planting zone, soil conditions, and location. However, this is a great starting point to get you on your way to fresh homegrown produce in no time at all.
Sprouts– 3-7 days
Microgreens 8-12 days
Mushrooms 14-21 days
Sweet Potato Leaves 14-30 days
Radish 22 days (Cherry Belle, Scarlet Globe)
Mustard Greens 23 days (Giant Red)
Green Onions 20-30 Days
Turnips 35 Days (Tokyo Cross)
Squash Flowers 30-45 Days
Kale 40 days (Russian Red)
Lettuce 45 (Salad Bowl, Simpson, Green Ice, Red Sails)
Squash 45 Days (Yellow Crooked Neck, Spineless Beauty, Zucchini, Florentino, Sundrops)
Tomatoes 45 Days (Tiny Tim)
Spinach 45 days (America, Bloomsdale, Long-Standing and Winter Bloomsdale)
Endive 46 days (Salad King)
Okra 50 Days (Annie Oakley)
Carrots 50 Days (Baby Finger)
Chard 50 Days (Lucullus)
Snap Beans 52 days (Top Crop)
Cabbage 52 Days (Charmant)
Fast Growing Meat
Cornish Cross Chickens 8 Weeks
Joel Salatin, author of Pastured Poultry Profits, raises Cornish Cross meat birds in portable chicken houses called chicken tractors. The broilers are slaughtered at 8 weeks, with an average carcass weight of 1.8 kg (4 lb.) with a live weight of 2.4 kg (5.3 lb.).
Rabbits 6-9 Weeks
Rabbits breed about every 90 days. Gestation only takes 30 to 32 days. The young nurse for five or six weeks, learning to eat as they go along. At six or seven weeks you put the young fryers in another hutch or two and eat them between then and ten or twelve weeks. Or you process the whole tender crop at eight or nine weeks and quick-freeze all except the one you want for dinner then.
Fast Growing Fruit Trees
Fast-growing fruit trees are a fantastic addition to any home. plant them once and they produce food for years to come. We planted fig trees from cuttings and before you knew it, we had more figs than we knew what to do with.
For a list of six fast growing fruit trees, hop on over to Schneider Peeps to read their article.
Do you know of any other fast-growing vegetable or fruit? We would love to add it to the list!