Before food supplies cannot keep up with the demands, you must do something to make sure you and your family have enough food supply. Grow these vegetable garden plants now and get your harvests soon!
Vegetable Garden Plants to Plant Now
Don’t Wait Until Food Supplies Are Gone
You will never forget the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. This is not something that goes away. This makes the history books. You will tell stories about how people went crazy and bought up all the food and toilet paper.
We are entering two weeks that could be very trying for this nation.
While most of us have watched this virus from a distance, we are going to be face to face with it over the next two weeks as people get sick in counties and towns outside of the big cities.
There will be a second level of panic over the next two weeks or beyond.
Many people are concerned about the health and well-being of farmers and those paid to pick the food. If they stop, that could stall out our food system.
However, you don’t always need to rely on outside food sources. You can get seeds in the ground NOW and have food in 30-45 days!
What Kinds of Plants Have That Quick Harvest?
Spinach is a powerhouse vegetable that is also one of the fastest-growing.
We planted spinach about three weeks ago, and we might be one week away from eating our first spinach salad. It’s April 1st in the Southeast.
Spinach is one of those seeds that you should just have a ton of. It always sprouts and it always grows very fast.
Most lettuces give you an incredible turnaround time. While lettuce might not pack that kind of filling quality that starchier hardier vegetables do, lettuce adds texture and variety to dry food storage.
If you have been on rice and beans for a few weeks and you get a salad dressed with lemon and olive oil, it will taste like heaven.
Grow a variety of lettuces, too, so you can enjoy the different colors, flavors, and textures in your salads.
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You can plant English peas or snow peas, it doesn’t really matter, they both get up fast and start producing food in a hurry. They rarely make it into our home because they are so sweet and delicious.
These plants are delicious in the raw state. They have that incredible natural sweetness that kids love, too!
Radishes are another quick-growing vegetable. They are spicy and crunchy and have that great fresh spring taste.
These guys have a rapid turnover of about 30-45 days depending on the variety. You need nice loose soil so the radish can grow into that soil.
The leaves can also be used in salads with your other lettuce mixes.
Bush beans are probably your best pick for quick production. Most beans have a quick turnaround, but things like favas and limas won’t be ready till late summer/early fall. You can do bush beans in pots or growing bags. They are great this way.
Don’t forget your beans and peas are nitrogen fixers and offer benefits to your soil. They can be planted in beds that need a boost in nitrogen when recovering from a heavy year of planting
Turnips are another one of those dual-purpose vegetables. The tangy roots taste great when roasted in butter.
And the greens are a great treat when cooked down with some salt pork. The greens also grow back after you clip them.
Turnips can be overwintered in the soil, too.
Most people don’t think they like beets. Roasted, pickled, or fried, beets can be delicious. The beet tops or beet greens are also incredibly nutritious.
These roots have a very quick harvest time, and, like the turnips, the greens grow back after being clipped. Just be sure you leave a few of them
Trivia: Beetroot also has tons of benefits!
One of the ultimate greens of spring. That spicy baby arugula is a must-have in your spring garden.
Essentially, arugula is a type of lettuce, which means you will get that quick turnaround.
This is really something that thrives in the cool spring, so you want to get these seeds in the ground now.
9. Spring Onions
Scallions are another simple and fast spring vegetable that will become viable very quickly. Like lettuce and turnip tops, you will also be able to clip and watch these regrow.
Spring onions should be thoroughly washed before. They can be very gritty if you don’t rinse them first.
10. Bok Choy
A Chinese vegetable from the brassica family, bok choy is a fast-growing spring and winter vegetable.
These plants are hardy enough to overwinter and that means you can get two seasons out of bok choy.
These little leafy cabbages can be eaten whole, and they are delicious. While not a common American garden vegetable you should still give them a try.
Plant These Vegetable Garden Plants NOW!
For a long time, preppers have warned about the uncertainty of our society. With the introduction of this pandemic, those words hold truer than ever. That is a scary situation. Still, we have great power in self-reliance and independence.
You cannot control what happens to the food system and what happens at the local supermarkets.
However, you can grow food in your backyard, and you can even vegetable garden plant seeds now that will become food in the next 30-45 days.
If you started this earlier, you are in an even better situation. Still, we don’t know the full extent of this crisis. Peak infection is supposed to be two weeks away but what does that mean for jobs and economic conditions in the nation.