15 Fast Growing Veggies You Can Harvest Just Weeks After Planting

byLinda Parker

March 3, 2020 – Updated on October 28, 2020

in Vegetable Garden


15 Fast Growing Veggies You Can Harvest Just Weeks After Planting


Do you feel like you just want to maximize your garden by growing fast veggies first and then planting slower growing ones afterward? If your answer is positive, then we have a whole list of the fastest growing veggies that will get you started!

Fast growing vegetables are a great way to maximize your yields. Since it’s easy to choose varieties and get them producing quickly, we have made the list for you, and your job is to choose which ones would you like to have in your garden!

Take a look at the list and start planning!



Some radish varieties will mature in around three weeks, so you will get to taste them very soon. If you really love radishes, keep your harvest constant through the growing season by succession planting.


You should harvest mustard greens when they are young and tender. So, cut the large outer leaves and leave the inner ones to continue growing. They will produce greens in 40 days.


Loose-leaf lettuces are the ones that don’t have a compact head. Just like mustard greens cut the outside leaves and leave the inner ones to continue growing. This one is a great plant for beginners.


Spinach usually matures in 40 days. You can also grow it in cooler climates and it is full of vitamins and minerals. Sowing your spinach seeds will enable you to have a continuous supply.


Chives will also grow very quickly and will come back year after year. Chives have the added benefit of having great lavender and white blooms.


Vegetables ready in 60 days or less are:


Zucchini is many gardeners’ favorite choice. It can grow in 44-55 days and will normally produce so much that it doesn’t even need to be fertilized.


These veggies produce their fruit in the warmer months. This is another crop which is really easy to grow and it is productive.


Cucumbers can be grown in a container and this is why they are so popular.  Cucumbers can complete their growth in 50-70 days.  The taste of home-grown cucumbers will make you never want to stop growing them.


Peas usually mature in 55-70 days and are very easy to grow. They are a cool weather crop and they prefer soil temperatures that are around 45 degrees. Pea plants constantly need nitrogen, so you should have in mind that you can’t just plant them and forget about them.


Early cabbage is usually ready in 60 days. These are specific cabbages, smaller than the others and include specific varieties such as:  Copenhagen Market, Golden Acre, Early Dark Green Savoy, Early Jersey Wakefield, Marion Market, Emerald Cross Hybrid and  Stonehead Hybrid.


Bush beans grows as a bush instead of up a pole.  They are easy to grow but a bit more difficult to harvest than pole beans and usually 45-65 days to mature.


There are many different varieties of kale that grow at different speeds.  The fastest growing is Blue Armor, yet almost all of them will be ready for harvest in 60 days.


Cauliflower is actually a cabbage, but not as easy to grow as regular cabbage.  It will be ready to harvest in 50-70 days.


Beets are ready for harvest between 55-70 days and represent a very cold hearty crop and need lots of watering.


Turnips come in many varieties.  The “early” variety can be ready for harvest in just 5 weeks, yet the other types can take 6 to 10 weeks.


Linda Parker

Linda Parker

Hey everyone! My name is Linda and I am a freelance writer, blogger, and homesteader. When I’m not writing or blogging about topics related to health/wellness, natural living & organic gardening – you can find me in my rooftop garden planting new plants or watering them 🙂 Or simply, enjoying my favorite cup of tea with my lovely friends – my plants!

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