What Vegetables Grow In 60 Days or Less? (Top 10 Quick Picks)


Are you hoping to start a garden and get some quick results in two months or less?  You can if you choose the right crops to plant!

So, what vegetables grow in 60 days or less?  You can grow the following vegetables in 60 days or less:

  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Green Onions (or Scallions)
  • Kohlrabi
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes

Of course, some varieties take longer to grow than others.  For example, not all tomato plants will produce ripe fruit in 60 days.

I’ll give you some examples of varieties that will produce quickly, along with how to start them in the garden.

Let’s begin.

What Vegetables Grow in 60 Days or Less?

There is a wide variety of vegetable crops that you can grow in 60 days or less.  If you choose wisely, some of them will be ready in a month!

I’ve included some tables below to compare these vegetables.  More details follow after the tables.

Note: you can find the last frost date for your location by entering your zip code in this tool from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

Table 1 – Planting Time, Sow Method, Days to Maturity (DTM)

VegetablePlanting
Time
Sow
Method
DTM
Carrotearly spring
to mid
summer
direct50 to
56
Cucumber2 weeks
after last
frost date
direct or
transplant
48 to
52
Green
Beans
after last
frost date
direct50 to
56
Green
Onions
when you
can work
soil
direct or
transplant
50 to
60
Kohlrabi3 weeks
before last
frost date
direct37 to
48
Peaswhen you
can work
soil
direct58 to
60
Radish2 to 3 weeks
before last
frost date
direct21
Spinachwhen you
can work
soil
direct26
Summer
Squash
start seeds
indoors
4 weeks
before last
frost date
transplant48 to
50
Tomatoesstart seeds
indoors
6 weeks
before last
frost date
transplant57 to
58
Table 1 – Planting Time, Sow Method, Days to Maturity (DTM)

Table 2 – Planting Depth, Seed Spacing, and Row Spacing

VegetablePlanting
Depth
(in.)
Seed
Space
(in.)
Row
Space
(in)
Carrot0.5124
Cucumber0.51260
Green
Beans
1.02.036
Green
Onions
0.250.2524
Kohlrabi0.51.012
Peas1.01.024
Radish0.51.012
Spinach0.50.7512
Summer
Squash
1.01872
Tomatoes0.252436
Table 2 – Planting Depth, Seed Spacing, and Row Spacing

Carrots

Carrots are a nice root vegetable to have for storage.  They go great in stir-fries, soups, or as a snack.

carrot
You can grow some shorter carrot varieties in only 50 days.

As long as you sift the soil and give them enough spacing, these carrots should grow straight and true in no time:

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are great for salads, or for turning into pickles.

cucumbers
Some cucumbers will grow in only 7 weeks.

They don’t like cold weather, so keep them warm and these varieties will reward you with a harvest in no time:

Green Beans

Green beans produce lots of pods if you keep picking them. They also do well in the summer heat, so plant lots of them and cut up the pods to blanch and freeze if you have extra!

green beans
Some green bean varieties produce pods in just 7 to 8 weeks.

Here are some fast-maturing green bean varieties to try:

Green Onions (or Scallions)

You might not be able to grow the fully-sized onions that resemble globes in less than 60 days.

scallions
You can grow some types of green onions or scallions in only 50 to 60 days.

However, you can grow green onions (or scallions) pretty fast:

Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is an interesting vegetable for sure.  I have put them in soups and also eaten them cubed and boiled.

purple kohlrabi
You can get kohlrabi in only 37 to 48 days. Some varieties are purple!

The following kohlrabi varieties will produce for you in no time:

Peas

Peas are a great addition to any garden.  Some varieties have edible pods, which can be used in stir-fries or for snacking.

pea plants
Some pea plants only take 58 days to produce pods.

Others are better for shelling and putting in soup.  Either way, these varieties will give you a harvest before you can blink:

Radish

Radishes grow fast, and besides, you should have an underground companion for your carrots and kohlrabi.

growing radishes
Some radishes will produce in only 3 weeks – that’s fast!

These radish varieties will be ready to harvest before you know it:

Spinach

Most people will include lettuce over spinach in their vegetable lists.  I’m not like most people.

I like the deeper green of spinach, and I prefer it in salads.  It is also great when sautéed in olive oil with chopped onions, garlic, and a little salt.

spinach
Spinach is great for salads, and some varieties produce deep green leaves in 26 days.

If you want a fast harvest, the following spinach varieties won’t let you down:

Summer Squash

Summer squash is great to have for steaming.  You can eat them with a little butter and salt or pepper, but I like them plain!

yellow squash
Some types of summer squash will produce mature fruit in only about 7 weeks.

The following summer squash varieties will produce for you in short order:

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are an important part of any garden.  You can eat them fresh, make pizza or pasta sauce, or can them for the cold winter months.

tomato plant with fruit
Some tomato varieties can produce ripe fruit in about 8 weeks.

Many tomato varieties take quite some time to mature, but not these beauties:

Conclusion

Now you have a list of vegetables you can grow in 60 days or less.  You also have some information on how to get them started in your garden.

I hope you found this article helpful.  If so, please share it with someone who can use the information.

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~Jonathon

jonathon.david.madore

Hi, I'm Jonathon. I’m the gardening guy (not guru!) who is encouraging everyone to spend more time in the garden. I try to help solve common gardening problems so that you can get the best harvest every year!

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