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what to plant in greenhouse in July

I am moving into a house in July and it will be my first time to use a greenhouse.

During the first year, I want to put my toe in the water and get used to the greenhouse without having to invest too much time.  I have been reading the RHS website:

I would like to grow 3-4 types of plant, something hardy that I cant mess up.

As a family we like to eat tomatoes and berries so those would be ideal.  I also like any type of bean.

My plan is to plant the following:

- mini tomatoes

- basil

- baby carrots

- peas

Does it make sense to plant these in July?



  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    The tomatoes and the basil will do well in the greenhouse, but the carrots and peas are best outside. Why not try some peppers. chilli's, cucumbers in the green house at the same time.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    ...and Aubergines. It is a bit late now to sow the seeds; January or February is best, but if you can find one, get a grafted aubergine now, which will already be quite large and will produce fruit in a month or so.

    Also, it would be a good idea to have a frost buster heater installed; this kicks in when the temperature drops to about 7 c on winter nights.image

    What size is the greenhouse?

  • mamehamameha Posts: 40

    Its a small one, maybe 2m x 3m or so.  

    We also love pakchoi, will that work if planted in mid July?

  • EnchanticaEnchantica Posts: 37

    You can start getting ready for all your fall crops in summertime.

    The general rule of thumb is to find your first expected frost date and count backwards the growing time to find your sowing time.

    If you are like me with an early October frost date then you will be sowing and planting on in late july/september

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    mameha, it sounds like a 6x8ft g/h, same as mine, so a basic frost buster would work; can't help on the pak choi front, don't grow it as I find it rather lacking in flavour.image

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