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#28851 July 10th, 2005 at 10:23 AM
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I'm wondering whether anyone has ideas for vegetables or herbs that do well in shade? I have one small section of my garden that has a locust tree overhanging it. The soil there is nice and rich, but the tomatoes and basil I planted there this year aren't growing very quickly. I put in a few bush beans and they are doing pretty well. I'm already wondering what I should plant in that spot next year. I have a small home garden so I hate to waste any space if it is useable. Any ideas?

#28852 July 10th, 2005 at 05:39 PM
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Lettuce is one that might grow in your shady spot. Radishes might be another option. Good luck with your garden.

#28853 July 11th, 2005 at 01:54 AM
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Ethel, Hi, Welcome to the friendliest Gardening Forum in Cyberspace.

Here's some information on HIGH ELEVEVATION gardening since you are situated at over 5600 ft. elevation.

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/Garden/07603.html

#28854 July 11th, 2005 at 04:40 AM
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More info about growing Cold Season Vegetables in HIGH ALTITUDE area at:

http://www.seedstrust.com/st/bro/veg.html

#28855 July 11th, 2005 at 06:56 AM
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Shade tolerant Vegetables for Colorado.

Leafy Vegetables:
Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Arugula, Endive, Radiccio.

Roots: [1/2 day]
potatoes, Beets, Carrots, Turnips.

Partial Shade:
Broccoli and other relatives: Kale, Kohlrabi, Turnips, Mustard, Cabbage.

For more info please check:
http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/4DMG/VegFruit/vegshady.htm

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General list of Shade Tolerant Vegetables

Greens:
Arugula, Cabbage, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard Green, Pak-Choi(bok-choi, Pet-choi), Sorrel, Spinach

Allium:
Chives, Garlic Chives, Onions

Herbs:
Cardamon, <int

Legumes:
Peas, Bush Beans

Berries:
Blackberry, Currant, Gooseberry
Strawberry.


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