Sometimes, impatience is a virtue.

Certain vegetables are at their tastiest when they’re very young. Those are the plants Mark Diacono and Lia Leendertz focus on in The Speedy Vegetable Garden.

The book covers plants requiring a range of effort, from seeds that need only be soaked before they’re enjoyed to veggies with a fairly fast turnaround from planting to harvest. Also included are sprouts, micro greens, edible flowers and salad greens.

Diacono and Leendertz, who are journalists as well as gardeners, include instructions for growing and harvesting the vegetables and recipes for enjoying what you’ve grown.

The Speedy Vegetable Garden is published by Timber Press and sells for $18.95 in paperback.

— Mary Beth Breckenridge