The Q&A Archives: Growth

Question: When I first planted my vegetable garden I was a little woried about its location. If my vegetable plants are growing pretty well, does it mean that they are getting the full sun they need? What's a good way to tell if they are getting an adequate amount of sun?

Answer: Most flowering vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, squash, etc.) need at least 8 hours of sunshine a day. Plants that develop underground such as carrots, radishes, turnips, and beets can get along with about 6 hours of sunlight a day. Leafy vegetables will grow in as little as 4 hours of sunshine a day. Only time will tell if your plants are getting adequate sunshine. I sure hope so!

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