7 Greenhouse Crops to plant for profit.

What are some Greenhouse crops to grow for profit?


Do you have a greenhouse and are looking for something to grow? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here are six crops that I think would be especially good for the greenhouse growing business.

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Microgreens

Microgreens are small versions of vegetables and herbs that are grown in soil, but not in a traditional garden. They are usually grown in a greenhouse since they have very specific growing requirements and can’t be shipped long distances.

Microgreens are nutritious, easy to grow, and can be eaten raw or cooked. They’re great for beginners who want to save money on produce by growing their own food at home!

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Peppers

Peppers are an excellent greenhouse crop. They’re easy to grow and their yields are high, which translates into big profits. But that’s not all: these tasty vegetables can be grown in a wide range of climates, giving them popularity among farmers and commercial growers alike. Additionally, they’re nutritious and make an attractive addition to salads as well as being versatile enough to be used in many other dishes.

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Herbs

Herbs are the perfect crop to grow if you’re just getting started in greenhouse farming. They’re easy to grow, and they bring in a good profit—if you know what herbs sell for.

Herbs can be sold at a premium, so even though they require less work than other crops, you’ll still make money on them. And since there’s a higher demand for herbs than most other plants, it’s likely that your customers will come back regularly so that they don’t miss out on their favorite flavor of mint.

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Tomatoes

Growing tomatoes in a greenhouse can be challenging, but at the same time favourable because they are heavy feeders and sensitive to temperature changes in the surrounding.

Heavy feeders have the highest fertilizer consumption rate of any other vegetable, so you’ll need to provide them with lots of nutrients. This can be done by adding manure to your soil before planting, or by growing them in raised beds filled with rich soil that you mixed yourself. Be careful about over-fertilizing your tomatoes, though—too much fertilizer can damage their roots!

To help prevent frostbite on their leaves during winter months (especially if you live in an area that gets cold), create a windbreak around your tomato plants using plastic sheeting or netting stretched across wooden stakes driven into the ground around each plant.

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Cucumbers

Cucumbers are a popular greenhouse crop. They grow well in this environment, and they’re a good choice for greenhouse growing because you do not need a lot of space to grow them as compared to other plants. For example, if you have an 8-by-8 foot (or similar) greenhouse area available, cucumber plants can grow to full size in that amount of space. In contrast, squash takes up more room and requires more care than cucumbers do.

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Lettuce and salad greens

Lettuce and salad greens are a great choice for greenhouse growers. They’re easy to grow, in high demand, easy to harvest and an excellent option for beginners or large-scale operations.

greenhouse crops for profit

  • Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be grown in your greenhouse. They’re easy to grow, and they can be used in a lot of different ways. In addition to being delicious, mushrooms contain high amounts of protein, vitamin D and vitamin B2. They also help prevent some types of cancer.


If you’re thinking about going into the greenhouse growing business, here are a few crops you should consider.

  • Microgreens are fairly easy to grow and have a high-profit margin. A pound of basil microgreens can be sold for $10-15.
  • Peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers are also great choices if you want to get into the vegetable business. They’re not as hard to grow as some other vegetables but they still need proper care and attention in order to yield good results.
  • Herbs can be grown in many different types of greenhouses (or outdoors), depending on your preferences and level of expertise. You might want to start with something bit simple like mint or cilantro first before moving on to more complicated herbs like oregano or rosemary, which may require more careful planning ahead of time due to specialized conditions needed during their growth cycle (e.g., temperature requirements).


This article has given you a rough overview of what kinds of greenhouse crops will work best for your business. If you’re thinking about growing microgreens or peppers, we recommend starting off small with a few varieties and seeing how they do before expanding into other types of plants. Tomatoes and cucumbers are also good options because they have a high demand but aren’t as complicated to grow. You’ll also want to consider if it’s worth investing in some extra equipment like an automatic watering system or lighting system if necessary



Desmond Wekesa is the director of Agripreneur, with experience in new methods of farming and digital marketing. His background in digital marketing informs his mindful but competitive approach in the online-agriculture space. Desmond is fueled by his passion for understanding the best methods to network and achieve ones goals of advertising. He considers himself a ‘forever student,’ eager to both build on his knowledge in agriculture and stay in tune with the latest digital marketing strategies through continued hard work. You can email him HERE.

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