It's a new planting season. You may want to continue your greenhouse gardening fun over the winter, and now is the perfect time to plan your next gardening projects. To make your greenhouse growing experience better, you need to find the best plants for your type of greenhouse. The perfect plant option can mean higher yields and less difficulty growing.
What greenhouse sizes are most popular?
No one greenhouse fits all gardeners. When you determine your greenhouse size, you will consider it based on your gardening needs, planting area, and other factors.
Mini Greenhouse Sizes
Mini greenhouses are commonly used in scenarios such as balconies and small backyards. Mini greenhouses can be used as a backyard gardening supplement to provide gardeners with more options. Some gardeners do not have a larger site for greenhouse gardening and mini greenhouses can meet their needs to enjoy greenhouse gardening.
Common mini-greenhouse styles include walk-in greenhouses, polyethylene portable greenhouses, etc. Popular mini greenhouse sizes include 71 "x36 "x36" greenhouse, 56 "x29 "x77" walk-in greenhouse, 63 "x28 "x20" mini greenhouse, 48 "x24 "x22" mini greenhouse, etc.
Small Greenhouse Sizes
There is no fixed definition of greenhouse size. Although the size is small, small greenhouses still bring great help to the gardener's work, for example, you can use small greenhouses to protect small plants in winter. You can also cover your garden bed with a small greenhouse to protect the compost.
Popular small greenhouse sizes include 6'x8' small greenhouses, 95 "x36 "x36" small greenhouses, 6'x3'x3' small greenhouses, etc. Small greenhouses can be set up on larger terraces, small backyards, etc.
Larger greenhouse sizes
Larger-size hobby greenhouses and backyard greenhouses are often installed in backyards or home farms. The standard medium-sized greenhouse is said to be 8' x 12' in size. Medium size greenhouses are suitable for gardening enthusiasts, novices, and professionals. You can use medium-sized greenhouses and larger sizes to grow and study various types of plants.
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Popular large home greenhouse sizes include 10'x9'x8' backyard greenhouse, 20'x10'x7' heavy-duty greenhouse, 12'x7'x7' tunnel greenhouse, etc.
What plants are suitable for your greenhouse
Mini Greenhouse Plants
Mini-greenhouses are very friendly to novice gardeners, and experienced gardeners will pair mini-greenhouses with raised garden beds.
Bean sprouts. Bean sprouts are the easiest plants to cultivate and you can harvest many bean sprouts in a short period by simply growing them hydroponically. Many novice gardeners' first attempts are bean sprouts. Bean sprouts are perfect for growing in a mini-greenhouse.
Peppers. Peppers can fit into any container, pot, greenhouse, or grow tent are all possible. If you wish to grow peppers in the winter, you will need to prepare heating equipment in advance, as peppers will only germinate in warm soil.
It is best to sow pepper seeds in the greenhouse before the first frost of spring.
French Beans. French Beans are easy to grow and you don't need a large greenhouse to grow these plants, a mini-greenhouse will do. French Beans are better adapted to dry winter conditions than other plants and are a great vegetable to grow in winter.
Tomatoes. Tomatoes come in many varieties and are easy to grow. Tomatoes are one of the favorite plants of many novice gardeners and can be grown in any greenhouse. You can grow small tomatoes in a mini-greenhouse.
Spring Onions. spring onions are a very popular vegetable, so many homes grow them on their balconies or in their backyards. Spring onions can be grown in pots and greenhouses. With just a mini-greenhouse, you can have a bountiful harvest. Generally, it is better to use a greenhouse with a raised garden bed to grow Spring Onions.
Herbs. We know that herbs such as basil and oregano can be grown in containers such as pots, and if you are concerned that your herbs will not survive this winter, move them to a warm greenhouse. The area required for herbs will not be large, and a mini greenhouse is enough for herbs to grow.
Plants for small greenhouses
You can grow more types of plants in a small greenhouse than in a mini-greenhouse. While you can't grow tall flowers and trees in a greenhouse, many small flowers and vegetables, and fruits are perfect plant choices.
Potatoes. You can easily grow potatoes in many spaces, such as pots, porches, grow bags, and in your greenhouse. In the winter, a greenhouse is an ideal place to grow potatoes. With just a small greenhouse, you can harvest potatoes in the spring. You need to try to avoid frost damage to the potatoes during the winter.
Kale. Kale is a favorite vegetable in many households, and you can grow it even in the winter to prepare it for spring vegetables. Kale is a hardy plant that is ideal for growing in the winter. The hardiest varieties of kale can survive down to -10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Carrots. Carrots are a great vegetable to grow in the greenhouse. You should preferably sow them 2 to 3 weeks before the last spring frost date. Carrots take 50-70 days to harvest and if you want to grow them in the winter, you will also need to provide the necessary heating for the greenhouse to ensure the plants grow.
Cabbage. Greenhouses are ideal for growing cabbage, and they can extend the cabbage growing season. Cabbage is a cool-season plant that requires daytime temperatures of 50 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures of 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and takes 50-100 days to mature.
Growing cabbage in a greenhouse during the winter does not require excessive heating.
Ideal plants for large greenhouse
If you have a large greenhouse, you have more plant choices. Not only can you grow fruits and vegetables, but you can also grow tall trees and vines in your greenhouse and raise poultry such as chickens and ducks.
Corn. If you wish to grow corn indoors intensively, a large greenhouse is an ideal place to do so. Corn can take up a lot of space, requiring at least 1-3 square feet per plant, and it grows very tall. A greenhouse that is at least 6 feet in height should be used for corn growing.
Pumpkins and watermelons. Only a large greenhouse will allow pumpkins or watermelons to grow healthily. These plants grow very fast and take up a lot of space. If you also want to grow other plants, you should plan the space inside the greenhouse properly.
Citrus trees. Citrus trees are very easy to grow in a greenhouse, provided you provide them with adequate light, space, and water. Citrus trees prefer a good quality, well-drained, slightly acidic soil mix with plenty of organic matter. If you live in Zone 8 or below, a greenhouse is the best place for citrus trees to grow.
Strawberries. Greenhouse strawberries tend to taste better than regular strawberries. Strawberries are a great fruit to grow in a greenhouse. These plants need well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. Strawberries are susceptible to yellow wilt and pests, and greenhouses provide a pest-free space for strawberries, making them ideal for cultivation.
Grapes. Growing grapes in a large greenhouse is a pleasure. You can set up an area in the greenhouse for grape growing. It is possible to insert sticks in the soil and the vines will grow upwards along the sticks.
Greenhouse grapes may be sweeter than grapes grown outdoors. When the vines are in bloom, you need to take extra care to prevent the vines from getting tangled with other plants.
Family Greenhouse recommendation
71"x 36" x 36" Mini Greenhouse (2 Colors Available)
A portable mini greenhouse. This Quictent mini-greenhouse can be set up in many places. The two front doors and two back doors are designed to make it easy for gardeners to care for their plants. The greenhouse cover is made of waterproof, UV-protected, warm, high-quality polyethylene fabric.
- Size: 56" x29"
- Benefits: Easy Management, Versatile Door
The sturdy powder-coated steel frame makes the greenhouse strong and durable. Do you need to move your greenhouse? This greenhouse is easy to set up and take down.
56 "x29 "x77" Indoor Greenhouse (2 Colors Available)
This walk-in greenhouse is not only for your backyard but also for indoor and balcony spaces. You can place the pots on the shelves. Two unique doors allow for easy plant care and better ventilation.
- Size: 56" x29"
- Benefits: Wide Side Velcro, All for Better Ventilation
If you need a greenhouse to protect succulent pots, microgreens plants, potted vegetables, etc., this indoor greenhouse is worth your expectation.
20' x 10' x 7' Heavy Duty Large Greenhouse (2 Colors Available)
The 20'x10'x7' greenhouse size is one of the ideal sizes for large greenhouses in the backyard. This greenhouse is suitable for all kinds of plants, you can grow fruit trees, as well as micro plants such as hydroponic sprouts, or you can set up raised flower beds to grow plants such as strawberries, cabbage, potatoes, etc.
- Size: 56" x29"
- Benefits: Two Doors in One, Reinforced Top Structure
The reinforced galvanized steel frame makes this greenhouse more practical and durable in winter. With just proper maintenance, this greenhouse will continue to protect your plants.
We know that not all plants are suitable for your greenhouse. Adjust your gardening strategy to your greenhouse size, plant characteristics, and seasonal features, and you'll get better results later. Whether you're planning for winter gardening or preparing for next spring, plant selection and greenhouse considerations are key. Once you've made your decision, get started!