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You want to start your own vegetable garden and would like to see quick results or maybe you just can’t wait to see the first crops!

In this article, we will talk about what are some of the quickest foods you can grow in your garden.

Fastest growing vegetables

When you are starting an edible garden, it can be difficult to wait for the home-grown produce to be ready for harvest. There are some factors that will influence how quickly a plant can grow such as climate conditions, soil quality, sunlight, and moisture, to name a few.

We have put together a list of vegetable plants that can be ready in less than two months.


This delicious, crunchy, colorful vegetables can be harvested in 3-4 weeks! It is one of the fastest-growing vegetables out there, and a great addition to any salad.

Rocket or Arugula

Rocket has a mild peppery taste and it can be used to make pesto or as a base in any salad dish. Younger and smaller leaves can be picked if you prefer a more subtle flavor. It is usually ready to harvest between 4 and 8 weeks after sowing the seeds.


There are many varieties when it comes to lettuce, ideally, you can plant many of them to give your dishes different nutrients, flavors, and colors. Lettuce is usually ready to harvest after 5 to 7 weeks. You can pick individual leaves, the outer leaves, and leave younger ones to grow for a later harvest.

Bok Choy

This is a type of Chinese Cabbage that can be used in stir-fries and soups. It grows well in partial shade and it is usually ready for harvest between 40 and 60 days, depending on the variety.


When it comes to spinach, there are many different varieties but most of them will mature within 40 to 60 days. You can check the seed packet for information about a specific variety, it will tell you how long it will take to grow baby leaves and how long to reach maturity.

Spinach can be harvested multiple times, take the individual older leaves first and let the younger inner leaves continue to grow for a later harvest.


Turnips are easy to grow, nutritious are tasty. Both the leaves and bulbs can be eaten, roast the bulb to bring out its sweetness. The bulbs are ready to harvest in about 8 weeks’ time.


Beets are one of those vegetables where you can eat leaves and bulbs. Leaves are great in salads and bulbs can be roasted, grated, or pickled. Leaves are usually ready to harvest in 4 weeks while the bulbs will take around 7 weeks.

In conclusion, if you are starting your edible garden and are eager to see the results, there are a few options you can choose from when it comes to easy-to-grow, fast-growing vegetables.

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