All advice on growing vegetables needs to be preceded by a warning. The
shape, site and heating capabilities strongly affect when plants can be
grown in a greenhouse and how quickly they will grow.
A well-sited greenhouse, with an effective shape and access to
controllable heating will support a wide range of plants and planting
times. This is in contrast to a poorly sited greenhouse with no heating
which will have a more restricted range of plants and planting times.
You will need to make timing adjustments to the advice given in the
pages below to allow for your situation.
All the articles in this greenhouse series assume the greenhouse is reasonably well
sited with full light for most of the day. It also assumes that the
greenhouse type is cool which means heating may be required in winter
and spring months but only to avoid frost. See our main article on
heating your greenhouse. A cheap paraffin heater is another
option to keep frost at bay if you do not have access to an electricity
Warmer greenhouses allow earlier planting and sowing times, roughly
one month earlier. An unheated greenhouse will mean later planting
times, roughly one month later.
Click on any vegetable or plant below to go to specific pages with
full information on sowing, planting, care and harvest information for
that plant. More plants will be added in the near future.
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