If you want to grow your own food fast, plant these fast-growing leafy green vegetables. They're easy to grow and they will be harvest-ready within 30 days. They're easy to grow and require little maintenance.
Growing your own food has lots of advantages. It’s inexpensive, rewarding, and allows you to enjoy a fresh harvest of delicious vegetables at home.
Fast-Growing Leafy Green Vegetables
Botanical Name: Spinacia oleracea
Spinach is the most popular leafy vegetable in India. Spinach plants grow quickly, so they're ready to be harvested within 2-3 weeks after the seed germination. When harvesting, look for plants that have grown at least five to six healthy green leaves that are three to four inches long.
Botanical Name: Trigonella foenum-graecum
Methi is a very healthy green leafy vegetable. The plants get ready to harvest within 3-4 of sowing the seeds. You can harvest the mature leaves and the stem to regrow. Provide good ventilation and drainage for a good harvest.
3. Mustard greens
Botanical Name: Brassica
Mustard leaves are loved for their spicy flavor. The leaves can be harvested after 20-30 days of sowing. You can also let the leaves mature and then use them if you want them to be too spicy.
4. Radish Greens
Botanical Name: Raphanus sativus
Not only radish, but their leaves are also edible. They are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Radishes are fast-growing vegetables. Leaves can be harvested when they are young and can be eaten raw or cooked.
Botanical Name: Talinum
It is a succulent herb. They can be propagated through seeds or cuttings. Planting cutting gives early harvest. The plant's leaves are used in salads, soups, and stews. The Waterleaf plant has many medicinal uses.
Harvesting time for microgreens depends on the seed you have selected. It usually takes around 2-3 weeks. When you find the first set of true leaves, microgreens can be harvested.
Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa
Lettuce prefers shady places. The seeds germinate quickly and leaves can be harvested within the next 2 weeks.
Dr. Vandana K.