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TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
Hello folks, may I ask what else other than tomatoes and cucumbers is good to grow in a greenhouse? It's my first year as a proud owner of one. Can I grow onions and garlic in them? Thanking you for any tips!


  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    You can grow your onions and garlic outside, I grow chilli, herbs like basil , and I use mine for flowers sowing/seedlings, making cuttings from plants etc .

    I don't grow much veg but if that is what you prefer to grow I am sure someone will point you in the right direction .
  • figratfigrat Posts: 1,619
    Onions and garlic are hardy so may be happier out in the elements. Peppers, chilies, aubergines will appreciate the gh shelter.
  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Last year was my first year with a proper greenhouse (not a plastic one that I had to lash to the concrete fence posts with rope!). I grew cucumbers, greenhouse toms, aubergines and peppers. I have over wintered my little bay as have lost bays 2 years running out of doors. And have an apricot ready to do in a fan shape on the back wall - it is a lean-to greenhouse. I too grew basil and coriander, also strawberries.Aubergines were a grafted type, expensive but worth it.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Tootles dont be in a rush-there are stil plenty of cold nights to come-dont go putting out tender veg or seedlings in the greenhouse yetimage

  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    Weather man Geoff has spoken.... be warnedimage
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
    Thanks sotongeoff. I'll hold fire and perhaps just buy some seeds for now. Heck, I planted some kohl rabi seeds and they are up too! Luckily there are lots of seeds in the packet so enough to take-two when it is warmer.
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
    I'll get some basil and chilli seeds ooh and aubergine too!

    Thanks sooooo much for the advice folks.

    I am warned bunnysgarden! Am still a novice and can't hold my water - I'd be out there now if it wasn't for an early start for work tomorrow!
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    I'm a novice too tootles , learning constantly image
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469
    It's great fun isn't it? I used to spend weekends shopping and pottering aimlessly. Now I can't wait to grow stuff! Lots of trial and error. I hope you have lots of success bunnysgarden. Got a favourite plant yet?
  • Bunny ...Bunny ... Posts: 3,471
    I have far too many favourites, going to try some different ones this year, although -5 here this morning brr. image
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