What vegies grow well in part shade?
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I have a garden bed, but at 11.30 its still in shade, it should get the sun in the next hour.
so any suggestions
Hi, I grow Lettuce(cos), zucchini(heirloom), leeks and herbs like basil, coriander & mint in the same sort of shade you have mentioned, with loads of zucchini, the lettuce don’t grow as big as the ones in the sun but they also don’t bolt to seed in the same time. same with the basil and coriander.
hope this is of some assistance :tup:
do you think spinach would do well as well?
Yep no worries I have put in English spinach and chard as well, forgot about them, actually have chard in that patch at the moment, just had a quick look and it is going great, about 30cm high and still young. I also have celery which also does not seem to mind the shade. I tried potatoes last year in the same patch, they were tasty but only grew to chats size.
I only grow the spinach as food for the chookens. none of us eat it.
Yacon does well in part shade, depending where you live it will most likely down over winter though.
As a general rule most leaf crops will go ok in part shade while most fruit crops will do poorly, clearly there are exceptions to this. Some leafy crops such as corn salad and huazontle are pretty much always grown in shade from what I understand.
What about growing something tall to reach the sun, is that an option?
I have an asparagus bed that is pretty much shaded all year – it produces later but still big delicious spears. My rhubarb is also in a shaded area – tasmanian pepper bush doesn’t like too much sun.
Gee all of my suggestions are perennial.
We have a tamarillo that grows and fruits well in part shade (in the subtropics). They can get rather large, so I’m not certain if it would work in your space…
I grow various Asian greens in a similar spot. Even in winter.
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