Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shade Gardening

Does anyone know if you can grow any vegetables in the shade?

Our front yard has very mature trees. The house next door is nearly 100 years old and our lot used to belong to it. When they built this duplex they kept the large trees. We successfully grow bleeding heart, hostas, begonias, impatiens in the front bed which has more sun in the spring but once the trees leaf out it is quite shady.

1 comment:

  1. You might get away with Swiss chard, or some shade growing lettuces. Everything else I can think of requires at least some sun.