Shady Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Newport News, VA
Question by DeeFJay
April 17, 2000
I have a 20' x 60' that is half in shade. I plan to plant Bush Beans, Corn, Green Peppers, Chard, Bush Butternut Squash, Zuchini and Yellow squash, cukes, tomatoes, and cantalope. What can I plant in the shade portion with hopes of any success?


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Answer from NGA
April 17, 2000

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Unfortunately, most vegetables really do prefer at least six hours of sun with those hours including noon. However, of the above, the beans and chard would tolerate some shade, as might the peppers.

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