If you’ve always wanted to nurture a garden but you don’t have the patience to wait for a plant to grow to its full size, then we’ve got a solution. We’ve curated a selection of fast-growing fruits and vegetables that will make this process much easier.
If you’re ready to create an effortless home garden with the best fruits (and vegetables) to grow, consult this simple guide for beginners, using all the essential gardening tips and tricks you’ll need to get started.
A Beginner’s Gardening Tips and Tricks
Starting a garden requires a bit of planning, but there are plenty of fast-growing fruits and vegetables to get you started on cultivating your own delicious produce. Here are some of the best gardening tips for beginners:
Look For An Optimal Growing Site
Depending on the fruits, vegetables, and herbs you plan to grow, sunlight is essential if you want produce to grow. For example, leafy greens do well in partially sunny spots while other types (peppers and tomatoes) require nearly full sun. Here’s a tip: Watch the sun pattern for a day or two so you choose an optimal, sunny spot for the plants.
Keep Water Accessible To Your Garden
One of the biggest mistakes for gardening newbies is a lack of easy access to water. Most fruits and vegetables require a frequent watering schedule – especially during warm weather – and lugging a watering can back and forth adds more time and energy to cultivating a garden. Consider using a garden hose or drip irrigation to keep plants in thriving shape!
Consider A Container Garden
Limited on space or live in an urban area? Container gardening is an option for growing your favorite herbs, berries and vegetables. A good-sized pot and potting soil is all you need when you’re working with a smaller patio or living space in your apartment. Incorporating these tips into your new garden will set you up for success – the next step is choosing what to grow!
What Does “Fast-Growing” Mean?
Depending on the season when you set up your new garden, it could be a while before you see the fruits of your labor. If only it were as easy as planting a few seeds and voila – your bounty appears! When you’re anxious to get a garden up and producing, it’s a good idea to start first with seeds from fast-growing fruits and vegetables seeds and then incorporate additional types of seeds as your garden takes shape.
What does “fast-growing” refer to? In gardening terms, it usually means it takes 60 days (or less) to become ripe or bear fruit. Choosing faster growing fruits and vegetables is especially ideal when you’re starting out and want to maximize the amount of produce you can get in a short amount of time. When you establish a garden with a variety of fast and slower growing produce, you’ll be able to enjoy some crops within a matter of weeks as you wait for other seeds to grow.
3 Fastest Growing Fruits and Vegetables
Even though “fast-growing” seeds often refer to 60 days or less, there are quite a few (and popular) options that take only about 40 days to thrive.
3 Plants To Grow In 40 Days Or Less
Spinach, mustard greens and lettuce are ideal for beginners because they’re hardy and usually only take four to six weeks to grow.
One of the fastest growing vegetables, radishes are perfect to add to any garden. The short growing period makes it ideal to plant as a constant filler crop in even the smallest of gardens.
Certain herbal varieties, such as chives, grow very quickly and add a ton of flavour to any dish throughout the year. As a perennial, you can expect chives to grow every year – ideal when you want to create an established and thriving garden for following seasons.
3 Plants To Grow In 60 Days Or Less
Planning out your crops 60 days in advance gives you even more possibilities. Here are some fruits and vegetables that take about six to eight weeks to grow from seed to table:
Popular and full of antioxidants, kale is simple to grow and takes very little time. Here’s a tip when shopping for kale seeds: Although kale usually takes 60 days to reach full growth, we recommend Red Russian and Blue Armor varieties for the fastest harvest, within 40-50 days.
Full of nutrients and easy to grow, summer squash (and zucchini) are nutritious fruits that grow abundantly during warm months. For new gardeners, squash is especially hardy and doesn’t require much maintenance to grow substantially in summer.
Perfect for container gardens, cucumbers are a must have in any garden as they are versatile both in and out of the kitchen even for skin care repair. Another benefit to planting cucumbers? They only take about 50-70 days to grow fully.
Plants Growing At the Eminence Certified Organic Farm
Here at Eminence Organics, using farm fresh and organic fruits, vegetables and herbs is at the heart of our products. Visiting the farm, you’ll find a vast range of crops growing at any point throughout the year, including fast-growing plants like kale, as well as other fruits, vegetables, herbs and plants
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Organic farming is important to us here at Eminence Organics. It connects us with the generations of farmers before us – using the same growing and harvesting practices helps us maintain healthy soil, water and air for those around our community. Also, we feel that organic plants are essential for nourishing the body and skin, and we take great pride in educating about health, wellness and nutrition. Some of the techniques we use on our own organic farm – such as companion planting – allow for plants to be harvested during the peak of the season when they’re most full of potent nutrients and packed with antioxidants.
Like us at the Eminence Certified Organics Farm, we hope you also feel the connection with nature and history by growing your own fruits and vegetables.
If you’re using these tips and recommendations, we’d love to hear from you. What are you planning to grow in your garden this season? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or share with us on social media!