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Expert Advice—5 Best Plants To Grow In A Greenhouse

Crops growing in a greenhouse

Did you just buy your first greenhouse kit? Great. Now you need to start thinking about what to grow in it.

Setting up a greenhouse can be a very rewarding experience. It’s a great way to spend time doing something productive and staying physically fit and mentally sane.

However, if you're going to do something that requires so much time, money, and effort, you better do it right.

First and foremost, this means figuring out what grows best in a greenhouse. Here are a few suggestions from us:

Lettuce

Lettuce is a cool-season crop which means you need cold, moist weather to grow it. So, it can easily be grown even in an unheated greenhouse. Moreover, it’s a great vegetable to start with as a beginner since the results are incredibly quick and satisfying and will motivate you to continue the hobby! And did we mention, that, thanks to the greenhouse you can harvest it all year long?

Orchids

The first reason why you should be growing orchids in your greenhouse is that they're absolutely gorgeous. But as pretty as they look, they're just as hard to grow, unless you're growing them in a temperature-controlled greenhouse. They specifically need 70 to 80 degrees during the day and 50 to 60 degrees at night so you can see why they are usually grown in a greenhouse. Where else would you find such perfect conditions?

Perks: You can start creating beautiful bouquets for friends and family using your orchids from your very own greenhouse!

Broccoli             

Broccoli again is a great vegetable for your greenhouse. It’s not only easy to grow but it grows pretty fast and there are quite a few varieties you can explore to keep things interesting. You can start it 6 to 8 weeks before you want to harvest it and enjoy fresh broccoli on your table in no time!

Pro Tip: Get your kids involved in the greenhouse. Maybe if they grow some broccoli‒they’ll be interested in eating it too?

Chenille Plants

These plants are great for a splash of color and also to give your greenhouse a much fuller look. They’re basically colorful shrubs with lovely bright red flowers. And they can grow over 6 feet tall, making the greenhouse appear livelier while leaving space for other plants too.

Don’t forget though that they do need lots of light to grow well.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes grown in a greenhouse

If you want to take the practical route, then tomatoes are undoubtedly the smartest choice. This is because there are varieties that grow superbly in greenhouses and you can harvest them for much longer when grown inside a greenhouse than outdoors.

Moreover, tomatoes are a common target for pests which you won’t have to worry about as much in a greenhouse. Just make sure to pick the best variety.

Pro Tip: Look for ones that grow upwards.

 

Before you start growing all these plants though, make sure to buy greenhouse accessories, at least the essential ones. You can buy Greenhouse grow lights from us at a great sale price along with some other accessories and affordable greenhouse kits.

Call us to learn more and place an order. 

 

 


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