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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Wenzel

Fast Growing Food: Garden to Table in Under 30 Days

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Did you get a late start on your garden this year? Do you want to take an extended summer vacation and still want to have a garden without dedicating time to an entire growing season? Maybe your growing season is just short?

Having a garden can be quite the time commitment, but with these quick harvest edibles, you can have fresh produce from seeds in the dirt to veggies on your table in about one month!


Baby spinach is just young spinach (Spinacia oleracea) harvested in its early stages of development, usually between 15 and 35 days after planting. The tiny leaves are tender and have a sweeter flavor than mature spinach.


Radishes will be ripe for harvesting quite rapidly as soon as weeks after sowing for some sorts. D'Avignon and Rover are amongst the fastest-growing types of radishes at 21 days. The Mardi Gras variety can take up to 30 days. Whatever your favorite radish happens to be, it will be on your table, fast!


What garden doesn't have it, and what's a salad without it? Most varieties of lettuce mature between 30 (in the baby stage) to 45 days (full maturity).


Microgreens are shoots of salad vegetables like arugula and Swiss chard and mustard and beetroot, picked just after they have developed leaves. These tasty little sprouts are LOADED with nutrition and excellent as garnishes and on salads and soups. There are over 80 varieties of microgreens, and you can harvest some types in as little as two weeks!

Green onions

Scallions or green onions get harvested in as little as 20 to 30 days! These onions are cultivated for their green tops and picked before the bulbs fully develop.

Baby Carrots

While store-bought baby carrots are made and not grown, you can still, in fact, grow baby carrots from seed in as little as 30 days.

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