Top 10 Profitable Greenhouse Crops

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Top 10 Profitable Greenhouse Crops
Fresh fruit and vegetables are always good sellers. (tomatoes image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

Keen gardeners can make profits from growing the right greenhouse crops. Choose fruit and vegetables that are relatively simple to grow and crop well to maximise profits. Choose varieties that will crop continuously as you harvest them. Farmers markets and local independent stores and restaurants are likely to be your best customers, so look to see what is in demand locally.

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Tomatoes are at the top of the list for easy-to-grow greenhouse crops. Choose a high-cropping variety such as the Heirloom, which ripens early to maximise profits. Peppers and chillies grow well in the greenhouse and flourish alongside tomato plants. Both are in demand as fresh ingredients, but you can easily preserve them if crops are too high to sell at once.

Top 10 Profitable Greenhouse Crops
Peppers grow well alongside tomatoes. (peppers image by cherie from Fotolia.com)

Garlic, Onions and Shallots

Growing these pungent bulbs in the greenhouse will give your crops a head start in the spring. You can grow them on the greenhouse floor, maximising space for other crops. You can move them outside when the weather improves.

Top 10 Profitable Greenhouse Crops
Essential ingredient. (onions image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Herbs

Many herbs can be grown quikly from seed in the greenhouse, potted they can be sold as plants for a substanial profit. Fully grown herbs can be dried and sold over the winter.

Choose fast growing basil, coriander, parsely and mint for good profits. These are all popular herbs that will sell well.

Top 10 Profitable Greenhouse Crops
Herbs grow very fast. (kitchen herbs image by PhotographerOne from Fotolia.com)

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