Tomatoes In The Shade - Knowledgebase Question

West Point, NY
Avatar for mj2563
Question by mj2563
March 15, 2000
I want to install a small tomato garden in my back yard. The only space available, however, gets about two to three hours of direct sunlight. The rest is filtered through trees. Is there a special shade tolerant tomato plant or does it matter?

Answer from NGA
March 15, 2000
Tomatoes pretty much demand at least six hours of sun including the hour of noon, but it's always worth a try. I would suggest the cherry tomatoes as they are the most flexible in terms of growing conditions. Unfortunately I am not aware of any shade tolerant tomatoes. You might try peas, lettuce, spinach, parsley, basil and chives as these are slightly shade tolerant veggies (and herbs).

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by adknative and is called "Baby Blue Eyes"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.