Sun and Shade Requirements - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by jandkbutler
August 15, 2008
re there any vegetables that grow well in partly shady areas in the Northeast?

Answer from NGA
August 15, 2008


Unfortunately there aren't any vegetables that will really thrive in the shade. Most vegetables need full sun to grow and produce well. Plants grown for their foliage--lettuce, greens, and some herbs, for example--will often tolerate a little shade, but not a deep shady spot. Is there a place in the sun you could set a container? Many plants, like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant, will grow quite nicely in containers. There's even a tomato variety suitable for a hanging planter (hung in the sun, of course.)

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