Four Seasons of Gardening

A greenhouse offers four seasons of gardening pleasure. Here are some ideas for using a greenhouse during each growing season.
  • Spring - Start seeds in trays inside the greenhouse. As seedlings emerge, transplant into larger pots and keep them in the greenhouse until all danger of frost is past. Sow Onions, Parsnips, Sprouts, Cabbage, Broad Beans, Peas & Aubergines. Also Tomatoes, Courgette, Celery, Sweetcorn, Runner Beans, Leeks & Peppers.
  • Summer - Start autumn flowers, perennials and other plants inside the greenhouse.
  • Autumn - Begin winter plants inside the greenhouse such as amaryllis bulbs. Use the greenhouse to force Christmas cactus to bloom. Place house plants that won't fit on sunny windowsills inside the house in the greenhouse.
  • Winter - Use the greenhouse to grow some cold-hardy vegetables such as lettuce. Store house plants in the greenhouse and protect tender herbs and annuals you want to save, such a geraniums, by growing them in the greenhouse throughout the winter months. Remove shading & clean glass, frame & staging with disinfectant. Repair cracks or holes, ensure gutters not blocked with leaves.

General Greenhouse Tasks - Month by Month



  • Sun can be an issue, growth slows, flowers lose colour, and leaves get scorched. Use shading.
  • Ventilation is essential. 
  • Check watering requirements and feed regularly.
  • Damp down regularly.
  • Sow - French Bean and Mustard and Cress.
  • Harvest - Beetroot, Carrot, French Bean, Lettuce, Mustard & Cress, Parsley, Radish and Mushroom.
  • Keep temperature low enough during hot spells. Ventilation very important. Keep Damping down.
  • Watch our for sun scorching. Install shading.
  • Check compost daily, water as necessary.
  • Watch our for pests and diseases. Treat early when caught.
  • Routine feeding important.
  • Good time to take cuttings.
  • Sow - Parsley and Mustard & Cress. Set our potatoes for sprouting.
  • Harvest - Lettuce, Radish, Capsicum, Mustard & Cress and Parsley.


  • Watch out for grey mould and take action imediately. Dead head flowering plants.
  • Vital to keep ventilating
  • Water regularly
  • Feed routinely with a potash-rich feed
  • Start new cuttings - Alpines, shrubs & half hardy types
  • Bulb planting year starts
  • Sow - Winter Lettuce, Carrot, Endive, Chicory. Move sprouted potatoes into tubs.
  • Harvest - Lettuce, Capsicum, Aubergine, Radish, Mustard & Cress and mushrooms.

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