Farmer’s Markets are one of the highlights of summer. With the current conditions, you may be needing to launch your very own farmer’s market. Fortunately, thanks to these super fast-growing veggies, you can have fresh produce in 6-8 weeks. You’ll be having the best homegrown salads this summer in no time!


You can begin harvesting individual leaves about 3 weeks after sowing for use as baby greens. Or you can pick whole plants 5-6 weeks after seeding by pulling or cutting at the soil line. Plant your spinach in full or part sun and make sure it’s in moist, well-drained soil.

Green Beans

Green beans are easy to grow and hardly ever bothered by pests. Pods are ready to pick when 6-8 inches long, about 6-7 weeks after planting. Your green beans need full sun and well-drained soil. 


A lot of leafy greens are speedy to grow. A delicious addition to any salad, arugula can be harvested as soon as 4 weeks after planting. You can handpick the individual leaves to extend the harvest. Plant your arugula in full or part sun and in moist, well-drained soil.


Many varieties of cucumbers begin ripening within 6-7 weeks after planting. Pick them every few days to prevent oversized fruits that may be seedy and bitter. You’ll want to keep your cucumbers well-watered to avoid bitterness, too. Plant your cucumbers in full sun and in moist, well-drained soil. 


Another go-to member of the leafy green fam, you can pick kale as soon as 3-4 weeks after seeding (for baby kale). Wait another 2-3 weeks before harvesting mature leaves. Kale likes to be planted in full sun and in moist, well-drained soil. Get ready to watch it grow as kale can get up to 3 feet tall!

Green Onion

Green onions are ready to be harvested in as little as 5 or 6 weeks after planting. Pick green onions when they are 6-8 inches tall by pulling the whole plant up out of the ground. Green onions do best in full sun and in moist, well-drained soil. These will taste amazing when chopped and sprinkled on some taco dip!

Bok Choy

Yet again, another awesome leaf! Your stir-frys are about to be turned up a notch with tasty homegrown bok choy. A type of Chinese cabbage, most varieties of this easy-to-grow vegetable plant are ready to harvest 45 to 50 days after planting in spring. Bok choy grows best in partial sun and needs to be planted in moist, well-drained soil. 

We hope your at-home Farmer’s Market thrives with these fast-growing veggies!

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