vegetables on north side?

purplemage(z5-MI)February 27, 2011

I would like to put in raised beds along the north side of my home. It's a true north, therefore shaded all the time. I would like to put vegetables in the raised beds. Will the 'cool season' crops thrive there, even though it's full shade? Will they get enough indirect sun to thrive? I was thinking lettuces, spinach, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, cabbage....any other ideas?

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mangledmind(AZ 9B)

You're gonna need some sun ... maybe reflected sunlight will help, but not sure what is gonna THRIVE in full shade ...

Here is a link that might be useful: Low Desert Planting & Harvest Calendar

    Bookmark   February 27, 2011 at 5:47PM
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thisisme(az9b)

As mangledmind said; I too do not think any crop producing plant is going to do well in full shade whether it be a winter or summer crop grown in the summer or winter in Arizona.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2011 at 6:52PM
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