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#64610 October 1st, 2006 at 05:34 AM
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Does anybody know of any veggies or fruits i can grow with little sun light--shade most of the day?
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#64611 October 1st, 2006 at 06:57 AM
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Maybe peas? Not sure......

#64612 October 1st, 2006 at 08:15 AM
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my tomato plants I experimented with, 6 I planted in full sun, 4 I planted alond the north facing wall of my home, only sun it got was for 3 hours in the afternoon before the sun set. Guess which plants are doing better....the ones with VERY little direct sunlight!! I was actually surprised that they are doing so well. Next year ALL my tomatoes are being planted in that spot...lol

#64613 October 1st, 2006 at 08:17 AM
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lettuce likes it there too...not sure why, I'm thinking because it doesnt get SO hot there...stays cool and the moistor ing the soil is more even and gries slower there too.

#64614 October 1st, 2006 at 11:27 PM
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thanks everybody!
It's because i'm extending my garden, but the part i'm adding is mostly in shade.
so, we have:
Lettuce
Tomatoes
And possibly peas.

How about carrots? do they need any specific amount of sunlight?

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#64615 October 2nd, 2006 at 07:09 PM
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Tomatoes won't do well in shade. Production will suffer noticably. You still may get a few fruit, but nothing like you will in full sun. There really aren't many vegetables that will thrive in part sun I'm sorry to say. Lettuce may benefit from a bit of midday shade through the heat of the summer though.

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I think in the hotter climates the veggies can take more shade. I know mine are doing fine in spite of being in dappled shade.

#64617 October 3rd, 2006 at 05:02 AM
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Chrissy, I'll bet your tomatoes do OK there as some of the light they get is reflected light.
You should see the huge and healthy plants I have on my half shaded patio ! And I think it's because the plants are getting more light than I think, all reflected light.
I know what you mean, John, but it's hot here ! And sunny.
I never worry about sunlight requirements. Would LOVE some nice cool rain though.....

#64618 October 3rd, 2006 at 05:03 AM
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Hey, Badplanter, what about cabbage or broccoli?
Dunno..... Duh

#64619 October 3rd, 2006 at 05:23 AM
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Definitely lettuce!! I grow all my lettuce in a seperate garden bed throughout the summer and it thrives!! I also grow arugula and spinach in there which also does wonders! It has never bolted and turned to seed on me this way. This bed maybe sees an hour or two at the most of sun a day..and that sun is probably between 6 and 8am. So go ahead and plant your lettuce in full shade.

#64620 October 3rd, 2006 at 08:59 AM
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Thanks again for more ideas!

I'm basically growing over the summer, so lettuce is a definate...

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#64621 October 3rd, 2006 at 06:58 PM
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Originally posted by ChristinaC:
It has never bolted and turned to seed on me this way. This bed maybe sees an hour or two at the most of sun a day..and that sun is probably between 6 and 8am. So go ahead and plant your lettuce in full shade.
What variety of lettuce do you plant Christina?

#64622 October 5th, 2006 at 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by ChristinaC:
[b] It has never bolted and turned to seed on me this way. This bed maybe sees an hour or two at the most of sun a day..and that sun is probably between 6 and 8am. So go ahead and plant your lettuce in full shade.
What variety of lettuce do you plant Christina? [/b]
Inquiring minds want to know Christina. Duh

#64623 October 5th, 2006 at 08:41 PM
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I grew Boston lettuce, head lettuce and a spring mix variety which is just various types of baby leaf lettuce. I still have some...want some? smile Meet me half way? wink thumbup

#64624 October 5th, 2006 at 10:22 PM
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Tempting!

By head lettuce you mean Romaine types I'm assuming? How has that done for you? I've always grown leaf lettuce myself along with so-called spring mix stuff.


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