Our little greenhouse permits us to plant vegetables and fresh flowers all year and protects them from the cold weather and the bugs. As greenhouses are limited in space, you need to select the flowers and vegetables that provide a high yield. I have tried to describe them below.


Depending on the variety, Snapdragons grow 2 to 3 feet tall and create an attractive cut flower. Cooler temperature is suitable for their growth. So, as a winter production in the greenhouse, Snapdragons can be an ideal choice. If you want to produce it in the summer you have to provide shade to protect it from the burning afternoon sun.

Patio Tomatoes:

In the limited space of the modest greenhouse a patio tomato grows well. Tomato plants produce better results if daytime temperatures stay lower than 90 degrees F. and night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees F. Patio tomatoes produce their crop over a period of six to eight weeks. They can be taken away after production has ceased and replaced with another type of plant.


Carrots should be considered for planting in a greenhouse as it takes up less space than any other vegetable because the edible portion of the carrot grows under the ground. Carrots only need to be spaced 2 to 3 inches apart, but they must be planted deep and in slack soil to get a high-quality carrot harvest.


The Pepper is another greenwhich is ideal for greenhouse cultivation. It grows best if it is provided with a little shelter against the sun during the hottest part of the day. It will produce for you as long as the plants don't freeze. Most pepper varieties cultivate to a hight of about 36 inches. The Peppers will need to be planted 18 inches from each other in rows that are 24 inches apart.


Lettuces are a popular green which are normally used freshly cut for salads and are easy to grow in the greenhouse. You can cut individual lettuce leaves as soon as the plant grows to a height of 3 to 4 inches. Harvest the complete plant by cutting at the bottom using a sharp knife when it has reached a height of about 8 inches. You should cut it just before using it in your salad.

I am sure that I will get plenty of comments telling me that you can find many more plants which can be grown inside a greenhouse, but just from a personal point of view, in my view they are just a small number of of the easiest ones for the novice to have a good go at growing. I believe that if you can be successful at growing these then it can only encourage you to go on and take a look at some of the more difficult fruit and vegetables to grow. The majority of greenhouse owners can grow slightly more difficult plants such as Cucumbers, Grapes etc. This is aimed at the beginner. After all all of us have to start somewhere.

An incredible amount of my time is spent in my garden but, I am getting older and things are becoming harder to do. I have decided to use a company called Landscape Gardener. So far, they've given me all the help and advice that I have requested.

Author's Bio: 

I have been heavily involved in the property business for over twenty years. My work ranges from gardening, electrics and diy. Gasically I can turn my hand to pretty much anything.