Hey gardeners, how are you all doing? This article is going to be useful for the audience who wants to practice gardening but can’t decide which vegetables to grow in containers? So here I am with the list of vegetables that grow fast in pots.
Gardening is one of the best choices to choose as a hobby. It is worth spending some time doing gardening after a hectic day schedule.
There are some plants that grow in a very short duration and yield fruits. Let’s get you through some plants and their steps to grow them in pots to see how can you grow them in a short span of time.
List of Fast Growing Vegetables in Containers
Usually, onion takes a minimum of 100 days to grow but there is a kind of onion i.e Green onion, which relatively takes short time to grow. Within 30-40 days, it can be harvested. You can grow a lot of onions at once and use them for later use. Onions are one of the fastest-growing vegetables. Hence, you can go for them and I am sure you will get results soon.
Spinach is a leafy vegetable that grows quickly. It takes 3-4 days to germinate its seeds. After 30-40 days it becomes ready to be plucked. It is a very useful green vegetable in terms of physical health. They can grow even in a medium-sized container. Although being a fast-growing plant, it grows mainly in winters or cold weather. So choose according to the weather.
Carrots are grown using seeds. All you have to do is to sow it in a container. It will take 70-80 days to grow. Before that, you can also cut the leaves to eat. Leaves of carrots are totally edible. For a longer carrot, a deep pot will be required. Otherwise, the medium-sized container could give a better yield.
Normally, A cucumber plant takes 55-60 days to grow. Seeds get hard once it ripe fully so pluck them before it gets fully mature. It is refreshing to eat raw with salt in summer. Unripe of soft, green cucumbers taste delicious.
Similar to carrots, Radishes can also be grown from seeds. Its growth time depends upon the season it is grown. In spring, it takes 20-30 days to grow. In winter, it takes longer relatively, probably 50-60 days. But it is an easy and fast-growing crop to choose.
Here comes the king of the vegetables. Although, Potato is a common vegetable that can be used with almost every other vegetable while cooking. They can be grown easily in potato bags. It normally takes 70-120 days to grow. As a beginner, you can go for this option as well. Just cut the potato in half and sow it in the soil.
Garlic is quite similar to onions. Both have long leaves that are used as flavors in making several dishes. To grow a garlic plant, take a bulb put apart the cloves, and sow them in soil. It will grow within a week.
The squash takes 80-100 days to grow in winter, while it takes 55-60 days to grow in summer. Yellow squash is considered to be the best. Put some fertilizer in a container and let it grow. It requires less maintenance as compared to other vegetables.
Turnips are root plants that take 50-60 days to grow. In just 60 days, it becomes ready to harvest. It goes well along with carrots. It can be easily grown in containers or buckets through the process of container gardening.
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Brocolli is a green vegetable and very tasty to cook. It is one of the healthiest vegetables to consume. It takes 90-95 days to grow. It is better if you can grow them from seedlings. There are so many advantages of consuming broccoli which we will discuss in some other posts but for now, you can also take it as an option to grow in your cute-little container garden.
Peas are another green vegetable consumed both raw and cooked. Using a good composition of manure and soil, peas can be grown within just 7-8 weeks. Peas grow well when their seed is put deeper so it is worth choosing a deeper pot for its smooth growth. Also, they can be harvested twice in a single season.
The cauliflower takes 8 weeks to grow. It needs plenty of sunlight for its best growth. They can be grown using seed as well as seedlings. It is one of the plants which needs constant and regular care. The cauliflower plants may grow in different sizes in the same container. Keep in mind, it requires constant care in order to grow into a beautiful vegetable.
Basil is a herb in the mint family. It adds flavor to meals, and its nutrients provide health benefits. To grow it, you need to follow some simple steps. Put them in a bottle filled with water, in about two weeks, you will see its root growing then you can move the cutting with roots in the soil and so will it grow quickly. Being a fast-growing plant it yields well. You can place it in the kitchen with the window so that it can get enough sun.
Most lettuce varieties are eaten fresh and are commonly served as the base of green salads. They can be grown directly from seeds. It takes about 40-50 days to grow. It can be regrown with its cuttings and can be harvested 2-3 times a year. There are varieties of lettuce from which you can choose.
Mustard Green are peppery-tasting greens that come from the mustard plant. There are several varieties, which are usually green and have a strong bitter, spicy flavor. It can be grown easily in a pot. It takes 30 days to grow mature and becomes ready for yields.
Mushrooms are edible fungi that can provide several important nutrients. People actually enjoy growing mushrooms inside the house using containers. Many plant them in their backyards in order to make them the center of attraction. There are several types of mushrooms that vary in shape, size, and color. They are very easy to grow and can become mature within a couple of weeks.
Cherry Tomatoes are edible vegetables full of vitamins and minerals that promote excellent health. They are as like a normal tomatoes when it comes to growth. All you have to do is to put the seedlings into soil. Rest it will grow within 60-65 days by itself.
Beet or Beetroot
Beet, also known as beetroots, are popular root vegetables used in many cuisines around the world. Beets take 45-50 days to grow fully. It must be watered every day for its best growth. Also, it requires sun for its proper growth. So keep in mind to place it near a south-facing window of the home if you are growing it inside your home.
Pepper plants are perennials but are grown as tender summer annuals in most areas outside their native habitat. It takes 60-90 days to grow fully after plantation. They can be grown both from seedlings and seeds.
Kale is a cold-hardy crop that can be planted in early spring or late summer. Cool-weather brings out the sweet, nutty flavor of this highly nutritious leafy green. They can be grown from seeds or seedlings. It takes 55-60 days to grow from seeds. With seedlings, they take less time to grow i.e 20-30 days of time.
Zucchini, also known as summer squash needs full sun and consistently moist soil that is high in organic matter. It only takes 30-35 days to grow fully mature. They can be grown from both young plants and seeds. Again, make sure to plant them in a place where they can get enough sun.
Asparagus is a member of the lily family. This vegetable comes in a variety of colors, including green, white and purple. It’s used in dishes around the world, including frittatas, kinds of pasta, and stir-fries. It takes up to 90 days to grow completely mature. They grow easily in a pot with potting mix. The plant of asparagus looks beautiful when grown in a container.
Swiss Chard is a highly nutritious vegetable. It is commonly known as silverbeet, spinach beet, perpetual spinach, crab beet, and mangold. Mostly swiss chard takes 55-60 days to grow. Seeds are preferred to grow this plant.
Green beans, also known as snap beans or string beans are very healthy vegetables with rich amounts of vitamins and minerals. It takes up to 7 weeks to grow fully. It is a light-friendly plant so it needs plenty of sunlight to grow well.
Mint is a perennial plant with good fragrance, tiny leaves, and tiny, purple or white flowers. Its taste is fruity and aromatic. Mint is widely used as a flavor in various meals. For its growth, it takes 90 days after which you can harvest them smoothly.
Thyme plant is a wonderful herb with a pleasant, pungent, clover flavor. Its growth process is the same as that of sage. Put its cuttings in a water bottle let the roots grow and then put them into the soil for its rest growth.
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