Typically, gardening is all about the long view: peas sown in spring aren’t harvested until summer, tomatoes started indoors in February can’t be eaten until July. But that’s not true for all plants. Some things can be sown or planted and eaten in weeks, days, even hours.
The Speedy Vegetable Garden highlights more than 50 quick crops, with complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest each plant and sumptuous photography that provides inspiration and a visual guide for when to harvest.
Sprouted seeds are the fastest. Microgreens can be harvested in weeks: cilantro 14 days after planting, arugula and fennel in 10 days. And certain vegetable varieties grow more quickly than their relatives, like dwarf French beans (60 days), cherry tomatoes (65 days), and early potatoes (75 days).
The Speedy Vegetable Garden puts fresh, seed-to- table food at a gardener’s fingertips, fast!