13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer

13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer

Summer is such a great time to enjoy all of your favorite vegetables! Short on time, though? Need something quick and easy to grow?  Check out “13 Fastest Growing Vegetables at Home for Summer”!

As our food-grid shows itself to be more unstable than anyone really wants to come to terms with, it’s wise to start growing some of your own food at home! Increase your food security with these 13 fast growing vegetables, you can start harvesting in no time!

radish

1. Radishes

Radishes are one of the fastest growing and most versatile vegetable to incorporate into any meal! Although I love them just raw, radishes can be roasted, fermented and even pickled!

Radishes also pack a nutritional punch boasting in high Vitamin C levels, fiber, folic acid, potassium and flavonoids!  They can be helpful in lowering blood pressure, improving heart health and advancing overall immunity.

You can grow radishes in only 21 days!  That’s only three weeks!

green beans

2. Bush Beans

Bush beans are one of our family’s all-time favorite summer vegetables!  I can as many as I can grow, and use them all the time in the fall and winter!

Because many green beans can be harvested in as little as 50 days, I usually grow 2 crops that are about 2 weeks apart.  This allows me to get my green beans canned as soon as they’re picked.

salad greens

3. Salad Greens and Lettuce

Salad greens and lettuces are incredibly versatile!  You can wash them up in your salad spinner and serve up a beautiful salad for any meal in a snap!

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carrots

4. Carrots

You can have carrots within about 55 days!  Carrots come in all shapes, sizes and colors, grow some this summer!

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cucumbers

5. Cucumbers

Low in calories, high in nutrients, cucumbers are wonderful to grow in your vegetable garden!  Cucumbers are quick from garden to plate, some as soon as 55 days!

You can enjoy cucumbers raw, in a salad or even pickled!

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spinach

6. Spinach

In as little as 40 days, you can grow this extremely nutritious veggie!

Mom always said to “Eat your spinach, it’s good for you!”, and she was right!  Spinach has been shown to improve oxidative stress, eye health and blood pressure! (source)

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beets

7. Beets

In only 50 days, you can enjoy all the nutritional benefits of beetroots!

Beets can be roasted, chilled and put in salads or even juiced for additional health benefits!  Known improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and increase exercise performance, beets are truly worth growing in your vegetable garden!

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bok choy

8. Bok Choy

In only 25 days, you can have fresh Bok Choy to enjoy!  Full of vitamins and minerals, you’ve got lots of reasons to make “32 of Our Best Bok Choy Recipes“!

kale

9. Kale

Kale is one of my favorite fast-growing summer vegetables!  In only 25 days, you can enjoy this power-packed, nutritional green!

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sugar snap peas

10. Sugar Snap Peas

Oh, man!  Who doesn’t love munching on Sugar Snap peas in the summer?  In just 58 days, you can have fresh Sugar Snap Peas to enjoy!  Another fast growing summer vegetable!

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zucchini

11. Summer Squash

In as little as 45 days, you can be working on these “83 Best Zucchini Recipes for Grilling, Roasting, Baking and Beyond“!

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green onion

12. Green Onions

Talk about fast growing vegetables!  Even in poor soil, these bunches of green onions can be ready for harvest in as little as 65 days!  Wonderful on salads or just dipped in dressing, you’ll want these on your dining room table to enjoy!

snow peas

13. Snow Peas

Great things come in small packages!  65 days is all it takes to grow these sweet little Snow Peas!  Enjoy them in so many ways!

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By now, I hope to have convinced you that you CAN grow a quick vegetable garden in the summer with these “13 Fast Growing Vegetables for Summer”!  Grab some seeds and get’s get our hands in the dirt!

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