How much can reflected sunlight compensate for lack of direct sun
It looks like I might be moving into an apartment with a 1st floor balcony on the east side of my building. The street outside the balcony has lots of tall trees as well, so there's only direct sunlight for a short time each day, and lots of partial shade for most of the day. I was wondering whether it is possible to grow heat and sun-loving vegetable crops on this balcony if I hang up lots of reflective material around it- in particular, I was thinking of shiny mylar film which is extremely reflective, like a mirror basically. Can having reflective film right next to a container growing tomatoes or peppers allow said plant to grow in a shady place?
Yes, I know it is more reasonable to grow things that fit my climate + conditions, but these are the plants I love the most, so if it were possible to grow these, then that is what I would chose to grow.