Gardening

I love to garden and want to share my gardening tips, gardening advice, and garden know-how with you! Gardening topics include easy gardening ideas for beginners, gardening ideas for longtime gardeners, how to grow plants, how to grow flowers, how to grow herbs, vegetable gardening, how to fix gardening problems, advice on gardening tools and gardening supplies, and more!

Sunflowers: 7 Creative Uses for Sunflowers

large sunflower boom, backyard in the background


During the late summer and early fall months, sunflowers can typically be seen towering in fields and flower gardens just about everywhere you look. Their warm and sunny colors can really brighten up a space, while their seeds are an all you can eat buffet for critters big and small. If you have an abundance of sunflowers or just seem to enjoy them, you should know there are all sorts of ways you can use them around the home. Consider these 7 creative uses for sunflowers, and see how fun these blooms can really be!

Sunflowers: 7 Creative Uses for Sunflowers. If you have an abundance of sunflowers or just seem to enjoy them, you should know there are all sorts of ways you can use them around the home. Consider these 7 creative uses for sunflowers, and see how fun these blooms can really be!


Sunflowers: 7 Creative Uses for Sunflowers

I grew sunflowers in containers this year. They are beautiful, fun flowers to grow. I learned quite a bit growing them and wanted some ideas on how they are useful and what I could do with them once they bloomed. I will say the pollinating by the bumblebees has been fantastic since the flowers bloomed. If you are not certain whether you should grow sunflowers, give it a go if only for the pollination benefits.

1. Roast Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are a rich source of vitamin and nutrients. They can be seasoned and roasted in a variety of ways, allowing you to enjoy them as a snack or as a salad topping. You can use the roasted seeds in baking and other recipes as well. Do you have a sweet tooth? You can even try chocolate covered sunflower seeds!

2. Bring All the Birds to the Yard

Birds love sunflower seeds, and the seeds provide the birds with the nutrients they need to survive the winter. You can add sunflower seeds to your bird feeders, or simply cut off the entire head of the plant and set it out for birds to dig right in.

3. Create stunning centerpieces

Sunflowers are perfect for stunning but affordable centerpieces. You can arrange them in tall vases or cut them down for smaller bud vases. They mix nicely with mums and other fall foliage, and they tend to last a long time even after they have been cut.

Sunflowers: 7 Creative Uses for Sunflowers. If you have an abundance of sunflowers or just seem to enjoy them, you should know there are all sorts of ways you can use them around the home. Consider these 7 creative uses for sunflowers, and see how fun these blooms can really be!


4. Use Sunflower Petals in Tea

Some herbalists like to dry sunflower petals and use them in herbal teas. As you can imagine, even the petals have some nutrients in them and can give your everyday tea a boost. Because the petals are edible, you can also use them to decorate desserts and as garnish when cooking.

5. Make Natural Dyes

Do you like to use natural dyes? The petals of the sunflower can be used in exactly this way. The bright yellow and orange hues will add color to your hand-dyed fabrics and craft items. Consider using sunflower petals the next time you need a natural dye; you are sure to get golden results.

6. Use Sunflower Seeds in your Homemade Scrubs

Sunflower seeds can be added to homemade body scrubs to give them a nutrient-rich boost. They add vitamin E as well as antioxidants, which are great for your skin. Wash and crush the seeds and add them to simple sugar scrub recipes. They are sure to give your scrubs a boost and leave skin feeling great.

Sunflowers: 7 Creative Uses for Sunflowers. If you have an abundance of sunflowers or just seem to enjoy them, you should know there are all sorts of ways you can use them around the home. Consider these 7 creative uses for sunflowers, and see how fun these blooms can really be!


7. Use Sunglowers to Create an Interesting, Pollinator Friendly Yard

By adding sunflowers to your yard, you can create a great deal of interest plus attract pollinators. Sunflowers can add height to your garden and can even be used to create privacy during the summer months as they grow tall.

Children will enjoy planting and watching sunflowers grow, and you can no doubt turn the experience into a wonderful teaching moment. Take the time to measure weekly and track the flowers progress, or note the various pollinators the flowers attract.

As you can see, there are so many creative ways to use sunflowers. Easy to grow and care for, these bright beauties make a wonderful addition to any yard. Consider these ways to use sunflowers and see how beneficial these blooms can be.

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Hydrangea Flowers: 7 Tips for Growing Hydrangeas To get started with, or to perk up existing hydrangeas in your garden, consider these useful tips for growing hydrangeas. This advice for caring for hydrangeas can help you keep these beauties looking full, colorful, and in bloom all season.

Marigold Flowers: 7 Reasons You Should Grow Marigolds This Year – Growing marigolds offers all sorts of benefits to you and your garden, so they should be considered when planning your yearly landscape. Look below at the 7 reasons you should grow marigolds this year and see why these colorful flowers are a must-have for any yard.

Why Your Garden Needs Nasturtiums – Check out the many benefits on why your garden and containers can benefit from planting and growing nasturtiums this gardening season!


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Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil mixes 101.


This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techniques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil mixes 101.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening

I removed the last of the herbs from the ground, and am now all potted-up. The weather this year has been cooler than normal. We have had a very, very long spring. In my lifetime, I have never seen such a spring in Western New York. Spring basically started the second week in March, and has been 40°s, 50°s, and low-60°s through the third week in May. We are finally drifting more regularly into the 70°s, but it has been a long haul. We have had a few 80°+ days, but not many. And the rain… oh my, the rain. While we have not had it as rough as the Midwest, it has been pretty soggy here, to say the least.

Hubby and I have also been quite sick with some sort of crud that has been going around in the area for the last few months. If you get my newsletter, you know how bad it was. The weather, combined with my illness, gave me a very late planting start in 2019. I didn’t get everything planted until after Memorial Day, so three weeks later than normal.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


And finally, Hubby and I are traveling in September and October, so that means everything outside at our house has to be packed away by Labor Day. I do not plan on coming home for Halloween and have to head to the backyard to put away plants, summer furniture, and the bazillion little lawn decorations I have (above is a small sample, I’ve got a problem!)

With all that in mind, I really thought hard about what fast-growing vegetables to plant. I decided to go heavy on flowers, lighter on vegetables, and very light on the herbs for a different look in the backyard.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


This is my patio for this year. I added a bit more “garden art”!

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Some of this is artwork from Florida, local New York State artists, and some were picked up at Big Lots. It is an eclectic mix.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


I have chalk (in the Tim Horton’s Birdhouse), bubbles, and balls for when the kids come over. It is odd to have young ones around again after so many years without them. My youngest niece is now 27 (Sonny-boy is over 30!), so not so young anymore. The “children” are having children. **sigh** I wish Sonny-boy would get with the program.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


I potted a LOT of flowers this year, and some I purchased already potted. Those above were already potted.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


These are some of the flower baskets I made up.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Last year I purchased a stand at a local garden center. It was what I kept my cabbage on. Well, it was looking kinda beat when I hauled it out of the shed this year, and so I spray painted it to brighten it up!

First I used the Rust-Oleum Stops Rust Spray Paint (yup the auto primer) and allowed it to dry. Then I sprayed on a Bright Copper – also from Rust-Oleum. It looks amazing, and it only took about 90 minutes from start to finish to bring new life to that old outdoor shelving.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


And speaking of sheds, Hubby put this up last year. We got it at Home Depot, it is a Rubbermaid shed and it went together fairly smoothly. After one winter, I will say it held up well. The latch is rusted a bit, which is disappointing. I probably should have sealed it first.

Hubby still has to skirt the bottom. My brother (the exterminator) said to do all four sides so no critter decides takes up residence underneath there without having to put a real effort into their new home. I need to get Hubby on it because if skunks end up being the residents, Hubby will be the one trapping them and getting them out.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


My wheelbarrow is sporting a purple and white mixture of flowers this year. I am trying to attract hummingbirds again. We get them every year, but the more purple flowers I have, the more that come.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


And we have a hummingbird feeder on our tree, and the owls watch over them.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Vegetables I am Growing:

• Green Beans (earth box) both yellow and green
• Cucumbers (earth box)
• Peas
• Cherry Tomatoes
• Lettuce (garden soil bags)
• Spinach (garden soil bags)
• Mustard Greens (garden soil bags)
• Jerusalem Artichokes (this is alllll Hubby)

I chose the vegetables I did for an early harvest. We can freeze the peas and the green beans, Hubby wants the mustard greens for soup, and the spinach will be done early as it bolts with the heat.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


I am doing the bagged vegetable growing again this year. This is where I planted the lettuce, mustard greens, and spinach. As you can see, everything is very behind last year’s pace, but I again I am three weeks behind in my planting.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Herbs I am Growing:

Cilantro
• Oregano
Basil
• Rosemary (in the kitchen)

Rosemary is not considered very hearty for this area. I decided to keep it in the kitchen for a while, at least until the hot weather of July happens.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Flowers I am Growing:

• I made up a lot of pots with various purple, pink, yellow, and white flowers. I want to attract bees and humingbirds, so concentrated on flowers for that. Included in my pots are dusty millers, spikes, salvia, vinca, alyssum, etc. for filler and depth. I’ll be doing some long posts on the various flowers I purchased later this year and early next year. In pink and purple I have petunia hybrids. In purple, nemesia, and scopia. In pink, calibrachoa, and in yellow, osteospermum.

In my fabulous garden tower I am growing spiller flowers this year. Should be beautiful come August when I have to pull them out early. {heavy sigh}

I spent a fortune on flowers this year! Normally, I only get a few hanging baskets and a few potted flowers for the patio. This year, I went bonkers. And my pocketbook reflected that. I bought trays upon trays to plant, and ended up with 11 potted patio plantings (plus the tower), plus sunflowers. While the flowers cost far more than any plant seedlings I have ever purchased, I must say that even in the early growth stages, the patio looks, and smells, amazing!

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Soil Mixtures for Potted Plants:

The earth boxes followed these directions: earth box set-up I have not really deviated from those instructions since I started using them in 2014. These are for my beans, cucumbers, and herbs.

Jerusalem Artichoke Soil Mixure:

The Jerusalem artichokes are planted in pots. They have the ability to take over a garden, so Hubby didn’t want to chance it. The pots were planted as follows:

• A scoop of drainage rocks not covering any drainage holes.
½ Miracle Grow Potting Soil
• ½ Garden Soil
• A layer (yes, a layer) of Garden-tone Vegetable Food

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Sunflower Soil Mixure:

The half and half mixture is due to the length of the artichokes and not wanting the pot to tip over.

The sunflowers are planted in pots. I was going to plant them on the side of the garden shed, but Hubby needs to skirt it, and I didn’t want them crushed or distrubed. The garden shed ended up with a rock border instead.

• A scoop of drainage rocks not covering any drainage holes.
• ½ Garden Soil
• ½ Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Plant Food

The half and half mixture is due to the same reason as the artichokes – some heavy soil so they do not tip over from the height of the flower.

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Peas Soil Mixure:

Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Garden-tone Vegetable Food

Potting Soil Mixtures for Container Gardening. This year I am once again container gardening. I have listed all the best soil mixtures  for potted plants, best potting soil mixtures for herbs, and best soil mixtures for my vegetables. I am also sharing the planting techinques I used to plant my vegetables, herbs, and flowers in containers! Gardening potting soil 101 mixes.


Flower Pot Soil Mixure:

Miracle Grow Potting Soil
Plant Food

While I do use the Miracle Grow Potting Soil I also feed the plants (vegetables, herbs, and flowers) too.

Are you gardening this year? Containers, in-ground, or a mix of the two? How is your garden growing?


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11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden

If you are starting your own vegetable garden, you might be impatient with the growing period of many of your plants. Tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are known for their longer than average plant-to harvest growing times. You may want to plant some faster-growing vegetables along with those slow growers so you can have fresh vegetables through your growing season.

One of the first things you want to do when planning on planting a new crop is to consult the US Growing Zone map. This will help you plant the right vegetables that will grow in your specific area of the country.

I have an issue this year: due to my fall travel obligations, I needed some fast-growing vegetable plants for my garden. My growing season is condensed, so I wanted to make the most of it! I bought a cherry tomato plant already fully grown and showing fruit, but for the rest, I needed to be certain I’d be around to harvest, eat, and/or freeze what was produced.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


I chose to grow green beans (60 days), and I hurried it along a bit by buying seedlings. Same for my peas (45 days). I am growing sugar snap peas, as well as regular old sweet peas. I am also growing lettuce, mustard greens, and spinach.

If you want to start a garden for kids or have kids helping you in the garden you might want to opt for at least a few veggies that grow faster so that they do not lose interest. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, plant some fast-growing vegetables so that you can have a variety of fresh food options during the spring, summer, and fall months.

Here are 11 fast-growing vegetables for the impatient gardener. Growing these vegetables at different times of the year means you get to enjoy a harvest all year round.

Arugula

This vegetable is a favorite for a reason. It has a great flavor, with a slightly peppery taste, and is a popular alternative to basil in pesto and also for use in salads.

Arugula is known by the name rocket because of the speed at which it grows (35-40 days to harvest). Sow the seeds directly in the ground and once the leaves are large enough (2-3″), you can harvest for salads or cooking.

If you want to continue to grow your arugula during the summer months, plant them in a shadier spot so you can prevent it from going to seed too quickly, thus ending its bountiful harvest.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens are surprisingly spicy, with a unique peppery flavor. They have shallow root systems and grow quickly from seed (45 day seed to harvest). Easy to grow, they are wonderful in fresh salads, or soups! You may even want to grow mustard greens to feed your pet lizard.

Mustard greens are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Spice up your salad and grow mustard greens this year!

Learn more about growing mustard greens the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

Cress

Cress is another unique green vegetable that is currently gaining popularity is cress. Cress has a peppery flavor and is as easy to grow as arugula. This vegetable is grown throughout the spring or fall (24-30 days until harvest).

Sow the seeds directly outdoors and harvest the plants as soon as the leaves are about 2 inches in size. You can sow seeds every week for a continuous harvest. However, if the temperature in the area in which you grow them is too hot, the taste of the plant may be more peppery.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Cucumbers

Cucumbers are very versatile plants. They are not only delicious when added to soups and vegetable stir fry, they can also be eaten fresh in salads or on their own.

Cukes are a great addition to any meal. But did you know that it is also a fast-growing vegetable? Cucumbers can grow about six weeks. When planting them, since cucumbers like to spread out, you should give them plenty of space to grow or build a trellis and let them vine up.

I grow a lot of cucumbers. You can see it for yourself in this invasion of the cucumbers post!

Kale

Kale likes cooler weather. You can plant in early spring, or in late summer for a nice fall harvest. Kale (depending on the variety) will continue to grow until the snow flies. Like many leafy vegetables, it is a great source of vitamin A and vitamin C.

It is easy to start planting kale directly outdoors but you need to give them plenty of water as drought can produce bitter-tasting kale. Check your variety before purchasing and planting. While some kale may be ready in under 60 days, other varieties may have an 80 harvest – and those extra few weeks can lead to foot-tapping by an anxious gardener. Check the seeds before planting!

When harvesting, start from the outside of the bunch and you will continue to enjoy produce for several weeks.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Lettuce

Another versatile vegetable is lettuce. There are a lot of varieties to choose from, each with a different flavor and crunch.

But the great thing about this vegetable is that it grows well in colder temperatures, meaning you can have a fresh salad in the cooler months of the year. It also does not take a very long time to get a good harvest. In fact, lettuce can be harvested in just 30-40 days. As always, variety dependent. There are so many lettuce choices though, you can find one you love that produces early, and with proper cutting, you can enjoy all season long.

Learn more about growing lettuce the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

Beets

Did you know that other than the beetroot, the leaves of beets are very tasty, too?

Beets are a great vegetable to grow, especially if you want a harvest in a hurry. They can grow during the spring or fall. Beets can withstand a little heat, but not the full heat of the summer. You can harvest the beets in about 50 days. The green, leafy vegetable tops will be ready to be eaten in just 30 days. There are a ton of different types of beets, however, so check with the growing instructions to get the beets that will grow fastest in your area.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Peas

Depending on the variety you choose, peas are cool weather hearty and can be harvested in 45 days. Last year we picked directly from the vines and ate most of them before they got in the house. People would come over and eat them as a snack right off the vines! While we froze the leftovers, the taste of fresh from the vine peas cannot be beat.

Look for sugar snap peas (edible pods), snow peas (edible pods), and sweet peas (inedible pods, so you shell them). Because different parts of the country have different weather patterns, this article is great for knowing when to plant in your specific area.

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Radish

Radishes are one of the fastest vegetables to grow. They also have very simple requirements to grow, as well.

Like other vegetables, you need to plant the seeds in good quality soil. In about 25 to 30 days, you can look forward to your first harvest. Make sure to keep planting them every week or so, so that you can have a continuous harvest.

Learn more about growing radishes the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

11 Fast Growing Vegetables for Your Garden. There are a lot of vegetables that take a much shorter time than you would think to grow from planting until they are ready to harvest. These quick growing vegetables can be stagnated throughout your growing season, or planted all at once for a bountiful harvest!


Spinach

Spinach is a favorite for many reasons, it’s fast and easy to grow, and can be used raw or cooked in many recipes.

Directly sow the seeds in good quality soil. Then just water and wait for them to grow. In just 4 to 6 weeks, you will have fresh spinach waiting for your culinary delight.

Learn more about growing spinach the fast and easy way here: How to Grow Vegetables in Garden Soil Bags

Summer Squash

One of the best vegetables to enjoy during the hot summer season is summer squash. Summer squash is delicious, it is easy to grow, and it produces quickly, as well (40-50 days until harvest).

Planting summer squash is simple: Just sow the seeds, water them, then wait for them to grow.

But make sure to harvest your summer squash while they are young as they produce a better, sweeter flavor.


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