Some organic home gardens can do best in the shade. This is great news for those of us who don’t want to have to trim those decades-old trees in the backyard too much or live in older neighborhoods with large trees. And, those of you with balconies or porches with limited sunlight; this is great information for you, too.
Shade Garden Vegetables and Herbs
Tasty vegetables or herbs that you can try in your shady or partially shady spots include:
- Garlic (standard and elephant)
- Brussels sprouts
Oddly enough, these plants also tend to do well in cooler weather. This may be why they take to the indirect sunlight and slightly cooler temperatures of the shade garden so well. See our articles below for more information.
Want more information on growing vegetables in the shade?
We have a few more articles on growing vegetables in the shade. So, if your yard is not ideal with sunlight, don’t give up just yet. You can plant a garden and have a great harvest!
Check out our in depth articles on shade vegetable gardening:
21 Vegetables that can grow in partial shade
Shade Vegetables: Try These 10 Options!
Here are more great articles:
Gardening in the Shade from University of Minnesota Extension
Vegetables for the Shady Garden from Colorado State University Cooperative Extension
Linda C says
All of the mentioned veggies are cool weather crops..lettuce & spinach gets bitter & bolts, carrots crack, and on and on…
How can you say potatoes is shade or partly shade? Look at the farms they go full sunlight. My potatoes and kale do well in summer in the sun.