8 Plants for Your Greenhouse in Early Spring

Monday, 4 February 2019 16:40:17 Europe/London

Spring is getting closer and gardeners’ busiest time is almost here. Growing a spring vegetable garden, however, is always a great idea for fresh vegetables around the year. You can start off your veggies in your greenhouse so they’re ready for replanting into your garden when the weather is warmer.

 

Tomatoes

As a classic greenhouse plant, tomatoes provide a good yield. Unlike most plants, you don’t have to worry about tomatoes spoiling before you can use up all of your harvest. There are a multitude of and recipes you can make to enjoy these delicious plants throughout the year.

 

Beans

Beans tend to need a good amount of space, which is good to keep in mind for your greenhouse. They can be great to grow and you can start planting bean seeds now. Both runner and green beans will yield a lot of food and they’re great options to grow with corn and squash.

 

Broccoli

Broccoli loves warmth and heat but it can also be started during early spring. This plant typically begins forming heads during May, providing yield from spring until autumn. This is a great vegetable to grow in your garden, as the flowers provide pollinators with a great source of nectar.

 

Lettuce

Early spring is ideal to start growing lettuce due to the cool and wet weather. Some frost protection may be needed in the beginning but lettuce won’t bolt, which can give up two or three succession plantings. With literally hundreds of varieties to choose from, you’ll easily find a few you love.

 

Radishes

Very easy to grow, radishes are practically pest-free. You should still keep an eye out for maggots as they seem to enjoy these vegetables. Great for beginners and seasoned growers alike, radishes almost always provide a great harvest.

 

Kale

Kale may need a more balanced environment indoors during early spring before being moved to the garden. Harden off the plants by allowing them to germinate healthy and strong. You don’t need to wait until it’s warm outside to replant them - just make sure there’s enough light and a well-drained soil.

 

Carrots

Regardless of the variety you want to grow, orange, red, purple, or yellow, carrots are great cooler season vegetables to grow. As root vegetables, you can provide them with plenty of light and water for crunchy, mature carrots or pick them early for tender baby carrots.

 

Spinach

Cool weather is advised to grow spinach so that it doesn’t bolt to seed quickly. Spinach also grows very quickly, so you don’t have to wait too long after the seedlings sprout. Keep planting more spinach to extend your harvest. With a bit of extra care, your spinach will keep growing healthy to provide you with fresh vegetables for your food. Straight from the garden, spinach is tangier, tender, and crisper - much more delicious!

Get in touch with our friendly team on 0845 602 3774 to know more about what plants you can grow in your greenhouse from early spring. We’re always happy to help!

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