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Old 06-30-2009, 05:25 AM
 
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Default Shade loving veggies

I had two great raised beds put in my back garden this year and I have planted loads of vegetables including several different types of tomatoes, corn, bell peppers etc. Of course it has been trial and error and the broccoli and cauliflowers have gone to seed as they were in too sunny a position. One one side of the one bed is a very shady spot, probably only 1 hour of sunshine a day for that side so I was wondering if anyone has any ideas of what I can plant there. I thought I may put the broccoli back there during the winter but don't want to waste it right now. Any ideas? TIA
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:53 AM
 
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Partial shade:

Swiss chard, lettuce, mustard, cabbage, endive, arugula, spinach. In other words - think leafy.

Those are all I can think of. I have successfully grown all the above in semi-shade, but not here in Charlotte. I have grown all of the above in Boone and also in the Catawba County area. It is warmer here but I don't think that would affect things too much. The only things I have grown here on that list are swiss chard and lettuce. I would love to try spinach and some mustard greens this Fall.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:02 AM
 
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Anafani is right - leafy veggies only in shady areas, and they still need some sun. Anything that produces fruit or roots needs at least 6 hours sun a day to thrive.

BTW, Anifani - this is the south. You MUST grow collard greens in the fall - I am sure it is a law somewhere.
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