What To Grow In a Greenhouse For Beginners?

What To Grow In a Greenhouse For Beginners?

In What To Grow? by Ana M

Greenhouse gardening is perfect for a beginner as it offers a control over the growing conditions. Also, it is very affordable and easy to grow plants in a greenhouse. It might be a good idea to start with a mini greenhouse if you don’t have a lot of space.

So, what to grow in a greenhouse for beginners?

Here is a list of easy to grow plants in a greenhouse for beginners:

  • Radishes
  • Spring onions
  • Salad greens
  • Potatoes
  • Peas
  • Herbs
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Beetroot
  • Beans (broad, runner)
  • Mushrooms
  • Sunflowers
  • Strawberries
What To Grow In a Greenhouse For Beginners?

These are perfect plants to grow in a greenhouse for beginners because they thrive easier than others. Moreover, to decide what plants you want to grow you need to think about the required environment, temperatures and humidity.

Finally, for a beginner it is very easy to overstock the greenhouse. Make sure to leave enough space to produce properly and to avoid overcrowding.

Can you grow radish in a greenhouse?

Can you grow radish in a greenhouse

Radish is a root vegetable from the Brassicaceae family. You can grow radish in a greenhouse easily even in winter time. Radishes grow fast and you can harvest them on the fourth week after sowing. That makes it a perfect vegetables to plant in a greenhouse for beginners.

Can you grow spring onions in a greenhouse?

Spring onions grow fast in a controlled environment like a greenhouse. Spring onions are easy to grow in a greenhouse for beginners. Similarly to radishes you can harvest spring onions in a short amount of time. Here are the most common varieties of spring onions for a greenhouse:

White Lisbon – the most popular variety. The bulb is silvery white and the tops are crisp.

Ishikura – a new variety of spring onions. There is no bulbs on the stems and only a long white base.

Santa Claus – Similar to Ishikura but the base turns red.

Can you grow salad greens in a greenhouse?

Can you grow salad greens in a greenhouse?

Salad greens or leafy greens are perfect to grow in a greenhouse pretty much all year round. There are different varieties of salad greens including Spinach, Arugula (rocket), Greek Cress, Mizuna CN, Mustard Red Lace, Mustard Pizzo, Pak Choi Green Stem etc.

Can you grow potatoes in a greenhouse?

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Early potatoes are very easy to grow in a cold greenhouse especially for beginners. The best option is to plant potatoes in a greenhouse in pots or growing bags. Here are some of the varieties you can grow: Maris Bard, Epicure, Foremost and Pentland Javelin.

Peas growing for beginners

Peas are very easy to grow especially in a controlled environment. Growing peas in a greenhouse extends the cropping and sowing periods. You can grow peas entirely in a greenhouse or sow peas seeds inside in the early spring and then plan outside when the risk of frosts is low.

What are the best herbs to grow for a beginner?

Herbs are among the best plants for a beginner to grow in a greenhouse. Herbs are really easy to grow because all they need is just occasional watering, good light and fresh air.

Here is a list of the best herbs to grow for a beginner:

  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Lemongrass
  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Lavender

Can lettuce be grown in a greenhouse?

Lettuce can be grown in a greenhouse, make sure that the varieties are recommended for greenhouse growing. These varieties are Kwiek, Marmer, May Queen and Diamant. Lettuce provides a good use for growing bags after Tomatoes and Cucumbers.

Is lettuce easy to grow?

Although lettuce is relatively easy to grow in a greenhouse, you have to water it with care. Don’t soak unless the soil surface is very dry. Also, lettuce is prone to slugs and mildew.

Onions growing for beginners

Onions belong to a cold-season crops and are easy to grow for beginners because of their hardiness. For beginners I would recommend growing onions from sets (baby onions) which is faster in comparison to growing from the seeds.

Is garlic easy to grow?

Garlic is easy to grow for a beginner gardener and in a greenhouse especially. You need to plant garlic bulbs in decent wet soil on a sunny, well-drained site. The key to success is to plant and harvest garlic at the right time.

Are tomatoes easy to grow?

Tomatoes are easy to grow in a greenhouse for beginners. Generally, the easiest type of tomatoes to grow for beginners is Cherry Tomatoes. It is easy to grow Tomatoes from seeds.

Beetroot growing for beginners

Beetroot growing for beginners

Beetroot is simple to grow for a beginner gardener in a greenhouse. You will need a sunny spot and moist, fertile soil. Alternatively, it is easy to grow beetroot in raised beds or pots. Beetroot seeds are quite large, hence easy to handle.

French Bean growing for beginners

You can grow both climbing and bush French Beans in a greenhouse. It is not hard to grow French Beans for beginners, don’t forget to support plants with twiggy sticks. It requires regular watering and application of liquid feed. The pods are ready for picking as soon as they snap easily if bent.

Are runner beans easy to grow?

runner beans in a greenhouse for beginners

Runner beans is a productive crop and is very easy to grow in a greenhouse for beginners. You can plant the seeds directly in the ground in a sunny or semi shaded spot. They need a fertile well drained soil, also, you would need to add manure. Runner beans require a framework support which should be installed prior to planting.

Are mushrooms easy to grow?

For a beginner gardener you can buy a ready-to-grow plastic bucket kit. It is quite expensive but not hard to grow at all. You can harvest mushrooms after about a month. To harvest you just need to pull and twist a mushroom.

Sunflowers growing for beginners

The easiest way to grow sunflowers for beginners is to plant the seeds in the soil in an unheated hoop house. You can also grow sunflowers in pots in a heated greenhouse of another type, however, it is not the best option.

Strawberries growing in a greenhouse for beginners

Strawberries growing in a greenhouse for beginners

Strawberry is a fruit every beginner can grow in a greenhouse of different size. Water strawberries regularly, grow them in the pots making sure that the ground is well-drained. Also, plant them in a sunny spot. Keep in mind that you need to hand pollinate the blooms and ventilate a greenhouse when it is too warm.

Let me know what veggies you grow in your greenhouse in the comments section down below! What grows best?

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Happy Growing 🙂

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