What plants grow fast (List of 15 Fastest-Growing Plants)

what plants grow fast

In this article, I’m going to cover 15 fastest-growing plants you can grow at your home. Even if you don’t have space in your backyard or something or you live in an apartment you can always grow some of these vegetables in containers and they grow really well in containers.

Now in this article, I’m going to cover 15 fastest-growing vegetables that are very nutrient-dense and for that reason, I’m not going to cover vegetables that take a longer period of time to grow such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, etc.

So no matter what happens, no matter how bad the situation gets always remember to keep gardening and carry on and things will always work out. So let’s get started.

15 Fastest Growing Plants you can grow at your home

1. Microgreens


Microgreens are very densely packed with nutrients and the best part is that microgreens only take 5 to 10 days to grow, at most 12 days if it’s totally overcast or you don’t have any source of light and you’re just growing them indoors next to a window at most it’ll only take 10 to 12 days to grow.

Now you can grow microgreens such as sunflower broccoli and radish. The best part is that if you don’t have land or you don’t have space you can always grow them on your kitchen counter as well.

In addition to microgreens, you can also grow wheatgrass as well. You can grow wheatgrass in growing mediums such as coconut coir and you can also grow wheatgrass without any soil just in water as well.

2. Green onions

Green onions

Now green onions give you the spice and the crunch in food. While garlic takes about eight to nine months to grow you can always grow green onions in one to two months and you can keep harvesting green onions as they grow.

You can also regrow green onions from the store brought green onions as well. You can also grow a lot of different kinds of vegetables from store-bought vegetables as well.

3. Lettuce


Now lettuce is super easy to grow and if you live in a colder climate you can always germinate lettuce on heat mats and you can grow lettuce indoors as well.

The best part about growing lettuce is that you can keep harvesting leaves as the lettuce grow while kale takes a lot more time to grow, you could keep harvesting lettuce leaves as lettuce continues to grow.

As soon as you have about 4 to 5 sets of leaves on lettuce you can continue to harvest leaves from lettuce plants and it only takes about 60 to 70 days just about two months to harvest the whole head of lettuce as well.

4. Spinach


Spinach is also very easy to grow and it’s perfect you grow in spring as well along with lettuce. You can also keep harvesting leaves of spinach as spinach continues to grow.

5. Tomatoes

Tomatoes - plant that grow fast

Now tomatoes are super easy to grow and they’re everyone’s favorite. Now the fastest-growing tomatoes are cherry tomatoes. So if you want to grow some tomatoes in a hurry plant some cherry tomatoes and they will produce a lot of tomatoes. `

You can also pinch out the suckers from tomato plants and use these cutting to route more tomato plants in water as well. This way you can exponentially increase the quantity of your tomato plants without using any more seeds.

6. Potatoes

Potatoes - plant that grow fast

Now potatoes are also very easy to grow and they grow in about three months. Just plant some stale potatoes that are sprouting or making those eyes, then plant them in the ground, color on up with some loose soil and you surely have lots of potatoes in two to three months.

7. Beans

Beans - plant that grow fast

Now if you grow pole beans or bush beans doesn’t matter these are very easy to grow and they’re packed with nutrients. So grow some beans and keep harvesting beans as the beans continue to grow.

8. Peas

Peas - plant that grow fast

Now peas are a cool-weather crop. So if you live in a colder climate in the northern hemisphere such as Canada peas are perfect to grow in spring. You can harvest a lot of peas from just three to four plants.

9. Herbs


Herbs are very important. They’re known to boost your immune system and they also pack some medicinal properties as well. Herbs such as basil mint and oregano are really easy to grow. You can always propagate lots of herbs from cuttings.

You can get a plant from a store or from a friend and use cuttings from that plant to make a lot more plants and you can grow a lot of plants in a very quick time and they will grow like crazy.

This is the fastest way to grow lots of herbs in a hurry.

10. Radish

Radish - plant that grow fast

Radishes are planted and eaten all through the world, being generally eaten uncooked or raw as a crunchy serving of mixed greens vegetable with taste. It is one of the fastest growing vegetables. You can grow radish in just one month number.

11. Beets


Beets are super easy to grow and they grow in about three months. However, the best part is that you can eat the leaves of beets as well. So as the beet plants are growing you can harvest leaves from the beet plants as well.

12. Turnips

Turnips - fastest growing plant

Turnips grow in about two months and they have the spicy crunchy flavor that I really like. Now turnips are not everyone’s favorite, however, I highly encourage you to try turnips or try growing turnips in your garden if you haven’t done so.

The turnips that you grow in your own garden actually tastes much better than the store-bought turnips. So try planting some turnips so you can harvest a lot of Turnips from a very small area.

13. Carrots

Carrots - plant that grow fast

Now you can also harvest a lot of carrots from a small area as well. Just make sure you have a lot of loose soil, a lot of compost in your garden and then try to plant some carrots and you can harvest carrots in about three months.

14. Eggplants

Eggplants - fastest growing plant

Now if you live in an area, it’s already starting to warm up in spring you can just grow eggplants directly in your garden outside. However, if you live in a colder climate you can start the seeds indoors and plant eggplant outside later in the spring.

You may also like to How to grow eggplants in containers [Step by Step Guide]

15. Squash

Squash - fastest growing plant

Now squash gives you the most bang for the buck as far as weight is concerned squashes grow really huge and they’re heavy and you can add them to pasta, you can even roast some and then add them to salads as well.

I really like my squash roasted or almond roasted and they taste really good.

Again if you live in an area where it’s already getting warm in spring you can saw squash seeds directly outside in your garden and they will grow just fine.

However, if you live in a colder area starts squash seed inside and moving out later in the spring and squashes will grow really fast and very crazy and you can get really big squashes in a very short amount of time.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this article and hope you find your list of favorite plants that grow fast from this top 15 list.

I hope you’re staying positive no matter what the situation is just keep gardening, keep connected with nature, enjoy some time with your family and friends.

I am Fenil Kalal. Professionally I have done Engineering in Information and Technology. Gardening is my passion/love/favorite hobby and I have 5+ years of experience in Gardening.

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