How Much Sunlight for Vegetables? - Knowledgebase Question

Breaux Bridge, Lo
Question by tannatroscla
April 10, 2009
I recently started my own vegetable garden, but I'm not quite certain if my plants are getting enough sunlight. What would be the best way to tell if my vegetables are getting enough sunlight to produce vegetables?

Answer from NGA
April 10, 2009


Veggies that flower and set fruit, such as tomatoes, squash, peppers, etc., need 8 hours of direct sunshine. Veggies that produce underground crops such as carrots, radishes and beets grow best with 6-8 hours of direct sun. Leafy plants such as lettuces can grow in partially shady areas. They need at least 3-4 hours of sunshine. Hope this helps!

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