18 Fast Growing Vegetables for Quick Harvest (Grown in Containers Too)

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Want to start picking homegrown veggies as soon as you plant them? Grow these Fast Growing Vegetables For Quick Harvest!

If you are someone who loves to see veggies grow fast, then you must check out these delicious and Fast Growing Vegetables For Quick Harvest!

Check out the fastest growing leafy vegetables here

Fast Growing Vegetables For Quick Harvest

1. Lettuce

When it comes to fast-growing vegetables, lettuce is our favorite! This crispy salad green has many qualities that make it a blessing for health.

Growing Lettuce is easy and fun too. To read more about this, click here

2. Arugula


Also popular as Rocket, Arugula is an aromatic, peppery-flavored salad green. This easy-to-grow leafy green is fast growing, and you can start to harvest it in just 20-21 days for baby leaves.

Window boxes or other shallow but wide containers are suitable; you can place this edible where it will receive a fair amount of sun and plenty of moisture.

Check out the best Arugula companion plants here

3. Spinach

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Spinach is one of the vegetables that can be grown in shade and sun. It grows easily in containers, and you can even plant it indoors on a windowsill.

For growing spinach in pots, choose a pot that is at least 6-8 inches deep and use a quality potting mix that is rich in organic matter.

Check out this article to learn how to grow it in pots

4. Beets

Growing beetroot in containers is quick and easy, and you don’t need a large container to plant it. A container that is 6-8 inches deep and soil that is rich in compost is all you need.

Its roots get ready to harvest in as little as 35-45 days, although you can harvest the greens within two to three weeks.

Learn about growing Beets in pots here

5. RadishFast Growing Vegetables 3

Radishes are one of the quickest growing vegetables and suitable for container vegetable gardening as you can grow them in small pots.

A planter that is 6 inches deep is enough as they have a shallow root system. Radishes are ready for harvest within 24-60 days, depending on the variety.

Want to grow Watermelon Radish in pots? Click here

6. Asian Greens


Asian greens are great to grow in pots in shady spaces; they grow fast and don’t need a lot of sunlight. You can grow them in a spot that only needs 3-4 hours of sun. Providing them with plenty of moisture and organic fertilizer is important.

Bok choy is one of the Asian greens that get ready to harvest as soon as about 30 days for baby varieties.

Discover the tastiest Asian Greens for containers here

7. Green Onion

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Green onions can be a crispy and delicious addition to your salad bowls and sandwiches. You can get enough harvest in a limited space like a windowsill. Green onion stalks can be picked after 3 or 4 weeks.

Learn about growing Green Onions here

8. Sprouts


If you are a little impatient with harvesting, grow sprouts. Sprouts can grow almost anywhere in your home. It is a rewarding experience as they grow easily and quickly.

You only need a quart jar, a few tablespoons of sprouting seeds, and water. In a week, you’ll have a jar full of healthy, delicate sprouts that can be sprinkled on salads, added to sandwiches, or tossed into soups for a delicious and healthful twist in your favorite recipes.

Want to grow Sprouts at home? Click here

9. Fenugreek

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Fenugreek is a lesser-known annual Asian vegetable (popularly used in the Indian subcontinent). It grows quickly when the temperature is warm. You can start this plant from seeds, just like spinach.

Check out the details about growing Fenugreek here

10. Peas


Within 2-3 months after planting, peas can be harvested. If you choose the right variety and optimal growing conditions, growing peas is super easy, even in containers.

Learn about growing Peas in containers here

11. Kale

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Kale can tolerate some heat, but the best flavor comes when the weather cools down, especially in spring and fall.

You can plant kale from early spring to late summer, and if you want to try this green in subtropical or tropical climates, winter is the right time for its growth.

Want to grow Kale in Containers? Click here

12. Okra

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Also known as ‘Lady Finger,’ this slimy-sweet, warm weather vegetable is a favorite of many Southerners and other parts of the world.

No other vegetable can indeed taste like okra! Many okra varieties start to produce pods in just 50 days, and not only this; its flowers look beautiful too.

Want to grow Okra in pots? Click here

13. Mustard GreenFast Growing Vegetables 11

Like other greens, mustard is one of the fast-growing vegetables. It is easy to grow and prefers warm weather. You can use its tender leaves in salads. Many curry recipes include mustard leaves.

14. Tatsoi


This cool-temperature vegetable grows best in well-draining soil and bright sunlight. If grown under suitable growing conditions, the vegetable gets ready for harvest in 30-45 days.

15. Broccoli

If grown from seeds, this cool season vegetable prepares for harvest in 80-100 days. However, if you want an early harvest, cultivate it from transplants.

Learn about growing Broccoli Sprouts here

16. Cucumber

To enjoy the sweet, tender, and juicy taste of cucumbers, you may pick them 50-70 days from sowing. Grow the cucumbers in bright sunlight for fuller fruits.

Learn how to grow Cucumbers on trellis here

17. Baby Zucchini

Vorgezogene Jungpflanze von Kletterzucchini (Cucurbita) im Gewächshaus

This rapid grower bears fruits within 50-60 days of sowing. Make sure to grow the compact, bushy variety that’ll thrive in pots for a tasty harvest.

Want to grow Zucchini for unlimited harvest? Click here

18. Turnip


One of the fastest growing veggies, turnips can be picked within 30 days of sowing. Harvest the vegetable early to enjoy the tender and juicy flavor.

Learn about growing Turnips in pots here

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