So I'm really thinking of taking the plunge and putting veggies in the ground...
It gets warm here in the afternoon.
I'm thinking of spiking a tent made of shirts to provide some protection from the overbearing sun. But I'm not sure if that will be what my veggies want. Veggies need direct sun, right? I don't know how to beat the angle of the sun path in conjunction with my back yard to give my plants a permanent spot that they will like.
So here are some pics of my backyard. I was thinking to put some plants in the front yard under my lemon tree, but have heard that the lemon tree roots are bullies to other plants roots. So that's a no go. Anyways, please help and thank you, as always.
To give you an idea of the path of the sun... in the first pic you can see the corner of my yard, on the other side of the maple tree. If you draw an imaginary line from that corner, through the maple tree, and through me (where I took the pic), that is the path that the sun travels.
I am thinking to plant under my maple tree, but I am afraid the maple tree will just hog all of the water and my veggie fertilizer when I apply it.
I can plant between the rose bushes, but they get hard sun. From 11AM til sun down. So I'm thinking the veggies will just bake and die... is the angle of my house cursed for veggie gardening?
Or between the statue and rocks as you can see in the last pic.