18 Vegetables to grow in the shade.
5 CommentsSaturday, 28 December 2013 | SimplySeed
Lets face it - we all have that annoying bit of garden or allotment, or even patio or a balcony that doesn't get that much sun and that we don't really know what to do with, so why not put it to some productive use.
We're all taught that garden crops want as much sun as possible, but what you may not know is that there are actually a few crops will do quite well with limited sunshine. A quick rule would be that veg grown for their stems, leaves or young immature fruits generally do tolerate shady areas to a certain degree. Saying that, many more crops will also tolerate light shade, just expect a smaller harvest.
The following crops will grow with as little as six hours of sun per day, or constant partial shade. Harvest size will be smaller,but taste will be just as good.
One thing we have noted is that morning shade and afternoon shade have different effects on growing. For instance some veg grown in gardens with partial shade in the afternoon is better for crops such as lettuce, mizuna and pak choi that are prone to bolting during hotter conditions.
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