Fast Growing Vegetables for a Spring Garden

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Fast Growing Vegetables for a Spring Garden

Are you thinking about getting into the realm of gardening? Growing your own food is a great step on the road towards achieving self-sufficiency, and the exorbitant prices of supermarket vegetables is becoming less manageable by the day. Perhaps you’re already an experienced gardening considering the move to diversify into food, or simply looking for a few new species to hold your interest. Either way, there are some excellent species out there, so check below for a few fast growing spring vegetables to get you started.

Spinach

Expect to be harvesting this plant in around 50 days, quite possibly less. With luck you’ll be able to harvest the leaves and just keep harvesting multiple times over the long growing season. Not only is this a fast grower, but it’s delicious and useful in a variety of meals, while providing more than enough leaf to be worth the investment. Consider grabbing a plain-leaf specimen, however. They’re less likely to hold on to undesirable particles of soil, so washing them is a breeze.

Radishes

There are exceptional for speed alone. Plant them on the first day of March and you’ll be eating them before April has time to rear its head. 25 to 30 days is the going rate, for the record. Just don’t leave them in much longer or they start getting spongy. They’re actually a good plant to grow with children, just push the seeds in between a half and three-quarter inch deep, and they’ll get to see their work show shortly. Early spring has less insects buzzing around, so you should be able to avoid pests as well.

Turnips

They’re growing steadily more popular. Some fast growing species like ‘red milan’ will have baby globes ready to pull within a couple of weeks, and from then on will mature rather quickly. Remember, sometimes turnips roots can take a surprisingly long time to settle in, but all is not lost. Within 25 to 30 days most breeds will have produced edible leaves to be harvested, and will likely be ready to eat themselves.

Scallions and Green Onions

Now, these have a catch. They certainly are recommended as an excellent spring planting, but not from seed. They take a fair while to grow from seed, but can be gotten a hold of in most garden centres as partially grown bunching packs. For a fiver you could easily get a hundred, and have edible green onions ready for the chopping board in less than three weeks.

Enjoy your garden

These are only a few of the many appropriate spring plants, so be sure to check if there’s anything better for you out there. Nonetheless, these are excellent plants with excellent qualities, and investing in them for your spring garden is a step in the right direction.

Source by Alan Cray

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