Top 4 Beginner-Friendly Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse

Top 4 Beginner-Friendly Vegetables to Grow in a Greenhouse

If growing your own food excites you, but you don't know where to begin, you've come to the right place.

Year-round greenhouse gardening is actually not as difficult as you may believe. Even if you live in an area exposed to extreme climates or do not have any previous experience, it is possible, as a beginner, to create a greenhouse garden that flourishes throughout the seasons.

In this article, we’ll show you some of the best vegetables that are a perfect starting point for beginner greenhouse gardeners. Good luck – and let us know if you have any questions

1. Carrots

Carrots should definitely be one of your first growing options if you're just starting out. This tasty vegetable resists most pests and diseases and can grow comfortably in a variety of different environmental conditions.

Controlled set-ups (like a greenhouse) are perfect for growing carrots, even in the winter; that’s why it is critical to find the best greenhouse model that will beautifully complement your space and gardening goals – regardless of the season.

What should you consider when growing carrots in a greenhouse? Here are some of the steps that we recommend:

  • Place them on a 5-gallon window box.
  • Plant 7 inches deep and 4 inches apart.
  • Water 2 or 3 times a week for 15 seconds.
  • Pick them slowly after 3 months.

2. Peppers

Do you love cooking with fresh peppers? The good news is you can harvest them easily! Peppers are one of the best vegetables to grow in a greenhouse for beginners, and the results will be even better if you place them in a pot or raised bed.

The best part is that pest control with peppers is incredibly straightforward. For example, if you notice aphids on any leaves, you can simply squish them with your fingers or use a natural plague control product to avoid pesky moulds. We recommend waiting until they’re fully grown before harvesting so you leverage their full nutrients and flavour.

What should you consider when growing peppers? Here are our top tips:

  • Place them in a 5-gallon pot.
  • Plant 7 inches deep and 13 inches apart.
  • Water 2 or 3 times a week for 15 seconds.
  • Harvest them after 3 months using a sharp knife or scissors.

3. Onions

The best thing about onions is that they can grow throughout the year if inside a greenhouse – whether in pots, raised beds, or ground beds. You should simply plant the bulbs in well-drained soil and water them regularly, especially when the weather is hot.

Onions are pest and disease-resistant, so maintenance is easy for beginners. And to make this process easier, it’s best to ensure you have a greenhouse that is also low-maintenance for a smooth growing season – such as any of the Sungrow Urban Greenhouse Models.

What should you consider when growing onions? We recommend doing the following:

  • Place them in a 5-gallon pot.
  • Plant 6 inches deep and 6 inches apart.
  • Water once a week for 15 seconds.
  • Pick them after 3 months of growth.

4. Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes is a perfect option if you’re a beginner because they grow wonderfully outdoors – but if you have a greenhouse, it’ll be even easier! Choose a variety that is immune to diseases like fusarium and verticillium. Some varieties we recommend include cherry, grape, heirloom and plum tomato.

One of the main problems when harvesting tomatoes is ensuring they reach their full maturity level. If they don't get to mature fully, they won’t taste as delicious as they should. This is why you should use natural fertilizer, provide shelter from sunlight and prune them regularly.

What are some of the things you should consider when growing tomatoes in a greenhouse?

  • Place them in a 5-gallon pot.
  • Plant 9 inches deep and 13 inches apart.
  • Water 2 or 3 a week for 15 seconds.
  • Begin harvesting them when they’re ripe after 3 months of growing.

Why Grow Your Vegetables in a Greenhouse?

Most of the easier vegetables to begin with are also prone to suffer under certain weather conditions. A greenhouse will help you control the temperature and humidity for seeds to germinate and your plants to become stronger.

Not to mention, a greenhouse will make it easier to grow beginner veggies – but even more challenging ones as you continue learning and would like to experiment with a variety of more exotic crops!

Are you ready to transform your growing season and grow plants that flourish all year round?

Start by shopping our heavy-duty greenhouses, or reach out to our customer service team if you have any questions.

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