22. Sweet Potatoes
What about sweet potatoes? Would you think of a sweet potato as a plant that loves the heat? Again, I wouldn’t have made the connection either. But they do so they grow well in greenhouses as well.
23. French Beans
If you grow French beans inside a greenhouse it is usually to get an earlier harvest. Greenhouses are great at extending grow seasons. So you can plant some items earlier to harvest earlier, or plant some fall crops later so you can harvest later.
Melons are another crop that grows well in a greenhouse. Just plant with caution because they are runners and will take over wherever they are planted as well. A trellis is usually recommended when growing melons.
Cabbage is usually a cool weather crop. You can grow them in the warmer seasons, but you have to battle a lot of bugs that you don’t have to worry about in cooler temperatures.
But if you plant cabbage in a greenhouse it is usually to extend its growing season.
Peas are another crop that can be planted in a greenhouse. Most people usually plant them in a field because it takes so many of them to get a decent harvest.
But if you have a large enough greenhouse, then you might be able to grow them there and still get a nice sized harvest.
27. Brussel Sprouts
Brussel sprouts can be planted in a greenhouse to extend its growing season as well. So if you’d like to plant a second planting in the fall, you could do this inside the greenhouse, and they’d have time to mature.
We always plant our onions in the greenhouse. The reason is they are protected from our chickens. If you plant them in your greenhouse, then they’ll have the right growing temperature and can be left undisturbed until mature and ready for harvest.
Leeks is another plant you can grow in a greenhouse to extend its growing season as well. Again, if you’d like to plant a second planting, then you just plant that in a greenhouse so they’ll have time to mature.
30. Sweet Corn
Sweet corn is what impressed me about a greenhouse. The show I was watching where they had a greenhouse, they were actually growing corn inside of it. I loved that idea and still do.
We grew broccoli in our greenhouse our first season growing. It turned out really well and naturally, got me hooked on a greenhouse that much more. I’ve usually had better luck growing broccoli inside the greenhouse instead of in a basic garden bed.
Pumpkins might require a larger greenhouse. But if you have space, then you could definitely plant them in a greenhouse and give them a little extra time to grow.
33. Baby Carrots
Baby carrots are a good option for a greenhouse unless you are going to plant them in a container which is left in the greenhouse. I say that because baby carrots don’t require as much depth to grow to maturity. If you want full grown carrots, then containers are probably your better option.
Geraniums are gorgeous flowers. I’ve learned the hard way that starting your own flowers takes some time. Growing them in a greenhouse gives them that extra time that they so often need.
I’m a huge fan of Impatiens. I love how pretty they are and how colorful they can be too. So it is great that you can grow them in your greenhouse and have a splash of color when you want it.
I always use petunias to decorate our house in the spring and summer. Growing them myself saves a lot of money. So it is great that they are a good option for a greenhouse as well.
Salvia are gorgeous flowers that remind me of flowers that would grow in a designer flower garden or a meadow. It’s wonderful that you could have that same feeling in your greenhouse since they can grow there too.
Caladiums are also known as Elephant Ear. The reason is because they kind of look like one. They make many ornamental arrangements stand out and can really bring some color to your yard.
So it is great that you can grow them and get them started in your greenhouse. What a great addition to your flower arrangements.