If you read my post I published the other day (the first one in many months), you may remember that I am going to be moving away from my house for six months this summer for my job. I am going to be living somewhere that I plan to have some patio planters and I will be close enough to my parents house that I can perhaps have a few veggie plants there too. But, this spring before I leave I’m trying to see if I can get some semblance of a harvest before I move next month. It’s been a work in progress and I’m not sure how well my plan is going to work out, but I chose some easy to grow spring vegetables for my tiny season garden that I figured I would share with you today. These are some of my tried and true vegetables that I find are easy and fast growing. They require little attention, but generally have given me great yields over the years! Enjoy!
I love to grow spinach. Out of all of the greens I have tried over the years, it is the one that I can always count on even when the weather isn’t great. Spinach is also fantastic for you! It is a dark leafy green with tons of vitamins and minerals including iron, protein, calcium and magnesium (to name a few). The variety I am currently growing is Bloomsdale Spinach. Bloomsdale is an heirloom variety that is known for its big, beautiful leaves and fantastic reliability. I find that spinach is the first thing that really gets me excited about my garden. They germinate quickly and start producing secondary leaves shortly after sprouting!
Kale is another tried and true for me. I can leave kale without watering it for days on end and it generally just keeps on growing. This season I’m growing Blue Scotch and trying my hand at Lacinato aka Dino Kale. Kale is sooo versatile and good for you. It’s my go-to when I feel like I need a burst of nutrition. It’s another dark, leafy green boasting high amounts of fiber, iron, phosphorous, vitamin K and of course many others. Kale is so incredibly forgiving and just keeps on producing! Dino kale is especially amazing. As you harvest it, it just continues to grow upward and ends up being a tall stalk with big, dark green leaves that just keep on growing! So fun.
My last favorite is peas. I just love peas! They are delicious and sooo incredibly easy to grow. Peas are also full of vitamin K, B, and C. They are super nutritious and absolutely delicious (see what I did there?). Peas germinate just a few days after planting them and if you get a climbing variety (as opposed to bush variety), they are fun to train up a trellis and create a beautiful aesthetic to your garden. This season I’m growing Oregon Giant Snow Peas and Sugar Snap Peas. I can’t wait to get my first harvest! I’m really hoping it happens before I head out next month! So far, they are both growing quickly, so fingers crossed!
There are just a few of my favorite easy to grow spring vegetables. These are the best for my current situation though, as I need some fast-growing veggies that I can get the most out of before I leave! If you’re looking for a few more options, if I had more time I would definitely be planting carrots and radishes. Radishes are honestly super quick-growing and I wish I would have considered them when planning this spring season! My dad used to have me plant radishes as a kid and thinking back on it, I think it was because they are so fast to grow. They would be ready to eat in just a few short weeks!
I hope this was helpful for you today. Best of luck to you this season in your garden! Be sure to shoot me an email with any questions!
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