Vegetables for shade/part shade - Knowledgebase Question

California City, CA (Zone 8A)
Question by nella_dean19
May 11, 2007
What kind of vegetables and flowers grow best in shade and in half sun and half shade?


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Answer from NGA
May 11, 2007

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Leafy vegetables can be grown in partial shade but vegetables producing fruit must be grown in direct sunlight. Beets, carrots, cabbage, Swiss chard, kale, onions, and radishes will grow in part sun. For the other veggies, consider planting them in front of your shrubbery, or in your sunny flower beds; or grow them in containers.

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