Green Leafy vegetables for a Quick harvest

Green Leafy vegetables for a Quick harvest

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

1. Spinach

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.

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How to Grow Spinach in Home?

2. Fenugreek

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.

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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.

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5. Waterleaf

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.

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6. Microgreens

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.

Complete guide to microgreens

How to grow micro greens

7. Lettuce

Botanical Name: Lactuca sativa

Lettuce prefers shady places. The seeds germinate quickly and leaves can be harvested within the next 2 weeks.

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Happy Gardening!

Dr. Vandana K.