Can you believe it ? Growing vegetables in the shade !

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Edible Plants that Grow in Shade

Have a shady space in your garden? Or you have a shady balcony? Utilize it by growing vegetables and herbs there. Learn about the edible plants that grow in shade.

What is a shady position?

Here in this article, by shady we do not mean the position where sun doesn’t reach or a place with no access to direct sunlight. It means there is scattered sunlight or direct sun but only for 2 – 3 hours.

Can you grow tomatoes in shade?

Would you like to experiment? In theory, plants such as tomatoes, peppers, strawberries or those which set fruits need a lot of sun in order to provide juicy fruits. They grow sometimes in less sunny positions but it’s hard for them to bear fruits in shade.

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Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.