There is nothing worse than having a garden and not being able to grow anything because it is blocked entirely from the sun. Well there is good news. Some plants and vegetables can do very well when planted in less than full sun. Take a look below for the possibilities.
Gardens that receive five to six hours of direct sunlight are ideal for root or fruit crops. They include beets, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. Herbs such as cilantro, dill and thyme can also work for the space.
For areas that have two to four hours of sun consider planting leafy greens and scallions. Those leafy salad greens will actually appreciate only having the morning sun especially when the dog days of summer bring hot temperatures. Other plants to consider would be parsley, chives and basil.
If the garden is in a heavy shaded area, similar to a being in the middle of the woods, then perhaps the best thing to do is go to the local farmer’s market and get the best local produce possible! Seriously though, if any these spaces described above won’t work, there really isn’t anything wrong with supporting the local growers and gardeners in the area. Having this available is the next best thing until the perfect garden space can be found.
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