The Fastest Growing Vegetables for an Organic Vegetable Garden The Fastest Growing Vegetables for an Organic Vegetable Garden

Planting your own organic vegetable garden is both a satisfying and productive activity. It will require properly planted seeds and careful maintenance of your garden. The amount of growing time will depend on the vegetables you plant. 

Radishes

Of all the vegetables, radishes grow the fastest. They are usually ready to be picked in about three weeks.  Radishes grow best in cooler weather and light shade. They should be harvested when they have grown to the size of a small grape.  Radishes can also survive a light frost.  Lettuce

Lettuce

Lettuce can be harvested after four weeks of growth. Lettuce grows best in cooler weather and a lot of sunshine.  It can be planted in the spring and late summer.   Lettuce plants tolerate light shade and frost. 

Spinach

Spinach is also a very fast growing vegetable. It can be harvested about four weeks after it has been planted.  It grows best in cool weather. Spinach plants require a lot of space and fertilizer. They should be planted in spring and late summer.  They can survive a light frost. 

Turnips

Turnips grow best in hot weather. They need about six weeks from the time they are planted until they are ready to be harvested.  Turnips should be planted in the spring and late summer. They require well-drained rich, organic soil. Light frost and cold weather will make this vegetable taste sweeter.

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