15 Most Popular Vegetables And Fruits To Grow In A Green House

There is a great difference between the crops grown as starter plants and the greenhouse vegetables. Masses tend to grow vegetables and fruits in their greenhouse where they’ve control environment to control temperature, providing heat, extend the growing season and to protect them from frosting.  However, if you are new to gardening and planting fruits and vegetables, then you must be having good ideas what to grow. God has bestowed countless variety upon us, so how can you select which are the best vegetables to grow in the greenhouse? Simply start with easy vegetables to grow so that within a year you get hands on them, so the next season you can continue to grow even the complicated ones.

1: Leafy greens:

You must start with something that belongs to “salad family” – almost every other leafy vegetable grows in the same manner, especially when considering the bedding plants. Other than the basic knowledge, there is some aesthetic knowledge needed as well when growing leafy vegetables. They have varying tastes and colors – they make the perfect starters and sidelines. These can be a great source of income as you can sell them to various grocery stores and even wholesalers.

Leafy greens

2: Micro greens:

In simpler words, you can grow the lovely looking and with a mouthwatering taste Tatsoi, Beet, Peas, Choi and radish etc. they are extremely loved as sidelines and with as snacks. Once you have good knowledge, you can mix the varieties and make second-generation micro greens at your own.

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3. Spinach:

It is one of the most grown greenhouse plants – if you want to enjoy the freshest and tastiest spinach, cut it from the garden and cook it immediately. It is so healthy that you can increase your intake of vitamins and minerals instantly.  Most importantly, you would never face trouble with growing and maintaining this vegetable.


4: Cucumber:

You must have been grown up eating cucumber salads or even the raw pieces with salt. They taste simply wonderful – however, growing them is not that simple. You need to shrink wrap them so that their freshness can be retained after harvesting.


5. Tomatoes:

Most of the greenhouses have tomatoes in various colors and shapes – they are easy to handle specially the beefsteak varieties.


6. Peppers:

Peppers are loved all over the world – they simply make the dishes tastier. To your surprise, there is a great variety of peppers that you can easily grow in your greenhouse. They have light to intense taste and colors are mind-blowing.


7: Herbs:

You might be interested in growing vegetables indoor greenhouse – herbs are the perfect in roots and without it as well. You can enhance the tastes of your meal with basil, cilantro and watercress etc.


8: Squash and Swiss chard:

They can be enjoyed planting and eating because they come in massive variety – they can even help you earn money by selling it to end users.

Squash in green house

9: Citrus fruits:

You can grow a number of winter fruits in your greenhouse – these include sweet and sour, delicious looking melons, oranges and lemons. They have the ability to sustain even the coldest weather, so enjoy your winter evenings with juicy fruits.

Citrus fruits

10: Grapes:

Many do not know that the grapes can even be grown in the greenhouse – many free greenhouse plans can highlight details for you. You have to protect them from pests and take special care of the varieties like “black ham burgh” and “Buckland Sweetwater”.


11: Strawberries:

Fill your greenhouse with tasty strawberries this season – you can grow whatever type you want. Just make sure you provide them with sufficient space and ventilation.


12: Peaches:

It is very important for a newbie to select the right kind of greenhouse fruits and veggies. For example, peaches are extremely good to grow in the greenhouses or small gardens. They are nourishing and simple to handle too.


13: Coriander:

You cannot miss out the refreshing leafy vegetable, which is perfect topping for salads and soups. You simply need to pay attention while the plant is growing, as it requires proper aeration and water.


14: Chilies:

You can even keep a corner of the greenhouse to plant chilies – it can include green chilies and red ones too. It solely depends upon the kind of flavor you would like to have.


15: Raspberries:

You can actually do a very good business by growing raspberries – supply them to cake bakers and enjoy the money. In addition, they are so tasty that you can add as many in your delicious fruit salads and please the guests too. They are also ideal to blend with milk and have it in the form to shakes.


Therefore, now you must be clear enough how to start and with what kind to vegetables and fruits to start. Greenhouse vegetable gardening is not only rewarding but also fun activity too.

16 Responses

  1. Aziz ur Rehman
    Aziz ur Rehman at |

    I am interested to make a greenhouse to grow different vegetables in Pakistan and I will be in-touch in this regard.

  2. Swag Dog
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  3. mutyaba kris
    mutyaba kris at |

    setting up a green house. i have found this information very useful thanks guys

  4. Giri
    Giri at |

    I am setting up a green house in India, could you please advice me which is better plantation for cultivation in Green house for better Income.

    1. Farhan Ahsan
      Farhan Ahsan at |

      You can grow Tomato, Capsicum, Coloured Capsicum, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Okra, Bitter Gourd, Onion, Coriander, Spinach, Chilli, Radish etc.
      Apart from these research and choose carefully which crops you will grow in your greenhouse. To maximize profits, grow vegetable that are not available in your area at certain times of the year.

  5. Stevieboy
    Stevieboy at |

    Great advice here for me – a rookie who is looking to grow something different in the greenhouse (other than the predictable!)

  6. Remmy Nkwera
    Remmy Nkwera at |

    Hi there I’m interested to know more, how to grow vegetable’s in greenhouse. And I would like to ask if I need to study about greenhouse first? I live in united kingdom.

    1. Farhan Ahsan
      Farhan Ahsan at |

      You can find useful information about growing vegetables in greenhouse here : http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/tending-greenhouse
      You will learn a lot when start growing, you can discuss any issues you may face when growing at different social communities like Google+, reddit or http://forums.gardenweb.com/

  7. Qadir Kakar
    Qadir Kakar at |

    I really appreciate her for this great work .

  8. dwight @delores
    dwight @delores at |

    thanks for you taking the time of putting all this on here

  9. Manjeesh Bedi
    Manjeesh Bedi at |

    Awesome work dear keep it up

  10. Mugoya
    Mugoya at |

    Very interesting and Educative for one who has the love of gardening irrespective of the space.

  11. Maureen
    Maureen at |

    i would appreciate more details into these….i am planning to start a green house in Kenya

  12. Viswa
    Viswa at |

    Nice and it is good to know. Planning in south India , In Kurnool dist.

  13. Cloe Martin
    Cloe Martin at |

    Great Post Katherine! Setting up greenhouse for vegetation is really a difficult & tedious task but you have made it easy with your expert tips provided for each and every plant like tomato, peaches, chillies etc. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Paul Cowles
    Paul Cowles at |

    Katherine, thanks for the article. We built a greenhouse this spring and filling it with variety of vegetables, fruit, spices. We are running out of space though thus we are thinking about adding on. We started with a 10×12 10ft high to center.
    You have given more ideas so I am excited about the future. I do conventional gardening but the past couple years the heat has taken its toll on my crops.
    God provides much if we do our part.
    Again thanks.
    Paul and Marilyn


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