If you are looking for fast growing vegetables for your gardening purpose, you have landed at the right page. Here is a list of fastest growing vegetables or early maturing crops to help with your specific needs such as vegetable gardening in winter.
(Note: The vegetables mentioned here are primarily those found and cultivated in most countries. Your particular country may have a bigger list of early crop vegetables to add to this list)
List of fast growing vegetables
1. Sprouts (Less than a week): If you are looking at the fastest possible crop, look no further but go for various sprouts. Sprouts can be grown out of a wide variety of seeds such as beans, lentil, fenugreek and sunflower seeds. Sprouts can be made out of leafy vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli or even from radishes and carrots.
2. Leafy vegetables (3 weeks to 6 weeks): The following green leafy vegetables can be grown in virtually any climatic conditions for your all round year kitchen needs.
Broccoli, leaf lettuce, winter lettuce, cress, spinach, leeks, parsely, asparagus etc are examples of leafy vegetables that mature in a month’s time.
3. Root vegetables (25 to 90 days): Chives, radishes, beets, onions and turnips are in those root veggies that mature between 4 to 8 weeks.
Early cabbages, peas, early carrots, zucchini etc are other examples of the fast growing vegetable crops.
4. Three to 4 month crops: If you are looking at three month maturity crops, beets, carrots, globe onions, corns, French beans, tomatoes etc would be the right things to go for.
I hope this list is useful in preparing your garden for short cycle cultivation needs. Please note that the time mentioned here can vary based on the climatic conditions and how early you want them to be collected (especially in the case of root vegetables).