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The Green Thumb – Shady Vegetables You Can Grow in Low-Sun

The start of your vegetable garden is often a bit scattered and improvised. Although it’s common to squeeze as many plants as possible into the one corner that receives full sun all day long, it’s not always smart – or even necessary. Make the most out of the space you’ve got and learn to know the vegetables you can grow without full sun; they’re just as plump, delicious, and easy to grow as the sun-loving tomato.

 

The Rule Of Thumb

However you start to plan out your new vegetable garden, it’s a good idea to figure out which spots you’d want to use for the different plants. You may have had something very different in mind when you first had this wild idea – and the fact that you might end up with something else is just a sign that you’ve done your research.

Any dummy can plant a seed, water it, and watch it grow – but it takes a dedicated gardener to find the best spot for it to thrive in, and to make the most of the benefits gardening has to give.

When you grow the plant for its root or fruit, it needs more sun than if you’re growing it for the stem, leaves or buds. It’s a good idea to start with the vegetables that are easy to maintain and that grows relatively quickly. After a year or two, you might want to expand the garden or even find ways to control the climate with
elite craftsman greenhouses
– if you’ve first been bitten, so to speak, you’ll soon find yourself experimenting with trickier types.

 

Shady Salad Vegetables

You probably have specific produce in mind already, and it’s important to look at where the different types would want to live. The best part about doing this kind of research and preparation is that you’ll be able to get so much more out of the space you have. Most gardens are surrounded by fencing, shrubs, and bushes that make it impossible to provide each type with eight hours of sun; by choosing a few that prefers it darker, you’re going to harvest a lot more.

 

Leafy greens are not the biggest fan of harsh sun exposure, which is good news for your garden. Leaf lettuce, spinach, kale, and arugula are crisp and wonderful additions to a garden salad; it grows quickly, tolerates a bit of frost, and are bursting with amounts of vitamins that will make their cousins in the supermarket green with envy. Make sure the soil is well-prepared, loose, and perfectly drained so that it stays wet without being soggy.

Have a read in this detailed article for more guidance on how to grow lettuce, in particular, but most leafy greens require the same type of care.

 

Broccoli And Cauliflower

Even though we’d like them to be related, for the sake of order, broccoli and cauliflower are members of separate families. They’re bright and beautiful to look at, though, and we tend to use them together in meals, so they make a perfect addition to your vegetable garden.

 

They won’t mind it if you plant them in full sun but by restricting the light, you’re ensuring tighter heads of cauliflower and broccoli – instead of bushy, fluffy ones. Read all about them in this article, and get started on your garden right away.

It doesn’t take much to get started, but if you’d like to harvest large, ripe, and beautiful vegetables, you should invest a bit of time to research and learn. Gardening is a hobby most of us will benefit from and even fall in love with; plus, the food you grow yourself will make you grow stronger and healthier than the produce in the supermarket.

 

*A collaborative guest post*

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1 Comment

  1. Becky

    July 31, 2017 at 8:13 am

    We are having a go this summer but they dont look too good yet..we need sunshine
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