This has some really useful ideas – the only thing is that a typical summers day in the UK might only have 3 hours of sunshine 🙂 I think that there are definitely plants we will grow in the shade this year.
Being a city dweller living in a tiny apartment in a dense urban environment I find that due to the shade cast by the buildings around me I lack the option of planting crops that require full sun. That being said I’ve been digging around for the best shade tolerant crops . This is my list so far:
|Crop||Shade Notes||Growing Tips|
|Arugula||At least three to four hours of sun per day.||Arugula welcomes shade, as this crop is prone to bolting as soon as the weather turns warm if in full sun.|
|Asian greens||At least two hours of sun per day.||Asian greens such as bok choi (also spelled “pac choi” and “pak choi”), komatsuna and tatsoi will grow wonderfully with a couple hours of sun plus some bright shade or ambient light.|
|Chard||If you grow chard mainly for its crisp stalks, you will need at least…|
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