Answer: The good news is that leafy veggies and some root veggies will tolerate shady conditions. So your lettuce, arugla, sorrel and beets should do just fine. The tomatoes and beans need direct sunlight in order to produce, though, so you may want to plant them in another section of the garden, or in containers on a sunny deck or porch. Give the beans 4-6 hours of sunlight each day and the tomatoes 8-10 hours of direct sunlight for best production. If you're going to continue to use your well prepared new garden plot, concentrate on growing carrots, lettuce, radishes, and cabbage instead of the more demanding tomatoes, peppers and squash.
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