Salad greens and herbs are the easiest to grow, they require minimum effort and time. For instance, water spinach (or the kalmi saag) is one of the fastest growing greens, even when cultivated in a home garden. It can be grown from a cutting or a seed. If it has access to about three or four hours of sunlight every day, it grows phenomenally fast (about 30 days to harvest)! It’s packed with nutrients. Our favourite way of cooking it is to stir fry kalmi stems with leaves attached with soy source and garlic.
Other fast-growing veggies to get your garden jumpstarted (numbers in brackets indicate how many days it takes to harvest after planting):