The task of choosing the best plants to grow in a greenhouse is an enjoyable and easy undertaking, especially because the selection of plants and plant varieties that flourish in a greenhouse setting is vast and seemingly endless. Before making your selections, consider the size and location of your greenhouse, its overall purpose or goal, and the season - or seasons - during which you expect to keep it up and running. By first examining these few elements about your greenhouse, you can narrow-down your choices to the plants best suited to your particular greenhouse project.
It is not only possible, but can be profitable to create an entire vegetable garden within the confines of your greenhouse. For optimum yields, look to lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard and green onions for the salad venue plus basil, dill, Italian parsley, oregano, tarragon, thyme and sage on the herb side . On the solid vegetable end of things per-square-foot generous harvest rate producers are cucumbers, peas, squash, tomatoes grown vertically up on string, and hot and sweet peppers grown in large self-contained pots.
If your goal is to produce plants ready for transplant into an outdoors seasonal vegetable, flower or garden patch , the sky is the limit as far as greenhouse plant choices. Best plants from seed germination to transplant into saleable 4-or-6-pack containers for sure-fire success include tomatoes, peppers, squash, cucumber, eggplant, dill, fennel, basil, Italian parsley, sage, thyme and oregano, pansy, snapdragon and marigolds.
Using the best-bet plant suggestions listed above, with successive plantings and proper temperature maintenance, you can harvest the pleasure of a greenhouse garden year-round.