greenhouse-grown vegetables

Can I say “greenhouse-grown vegetables” in place of “greenhouse vegetables”?

You could, but I don’t see why you would.

Thank you, Mordant.

  1. greenhouse-grown vegetables
  2. greenhouse vegetables
    Is #2 more common?

My guess is that #2 is more common just because it’s shorter. However, #1 is not wrong.

Thank you, Jamie.

I agree with Jamie. Where something is already abundantly clear, people tend to find the shorter version more natural. Everyone knows greenhouses are used to grow vegetables, so “greenhouse vegetables” is as clear as “garden vegetables.” Rarely would people say “garden-grown vegetables,” but it wouldn’t be wrong.

Thank you, Mordant.