5 Vegetables You Can Grow in 60 Days or Less

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So you wanna grow your own veggies, but you tend to be... super impatient. We get it. The good news is, you don't have to wait all summer to score homegrown greens for your dinner table. Here are our fave fast-growing vegetables you can harvest in less than two months.

1. Green Onions (Scallions)

Harvest In: 20-30 days
Green onions spring up at an almost magical rate — the first crop can be ready in under three weeks, and up to 50 onions can grow in a space of just 1 square foot. These veggies thrive in cool weather, so they grow well in spring. Once the stalks grow to be 6 inches tall, it's time to harvest 'em for use in your summer cooking.

2. Radishes

Harvest In: 20-30 days
Along with green onions, radishes are the fastest growing veggies on this list. Planting them in the spring or late summer will give you almost instant gratification and add some zing to your salads or roasted root vegetables. You can even try adding radishes as a topping to spaghetti squash tacos !

3. Spinach

Harvest In: 45-50 days
A cool-weather veggie, spinach does best planted in the early spring or late summer. This leafy green is a delicious salad staple, but also crazy versatile — you can cook it into a cheesy turkey lasagna , saute it into a ricotta gnudi or bake it into a breakfast tart . Spinach also grows well in a raised-bed garden and can be saved for up to a year if the vegetable is stored properly . (Crazy, huh?)

4. Lettuce

Harvest In: 45-55 days
Most varieties of lettuce sprout up quickly, despite a few outliers (Romaine can take about 75 to 85 days until it's ready to harvest). We promise even your simple salads will be soooo much more satisfying with greens you grow yourself!

5. Summer Squash

Harvest In: 50-60 days
Summer squash is a must-have for your garden, and there are a ton of different fast-growing varieties to choose from. We love squash for its sweet, subtle flavor and endless versatility. You can keep it simple by sauteing some zucchini slices into a pasta dish, or think outside the box and make squash cakes .

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