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vegetables on north side?

Posted by purplemage z8a ( on
Sun, Feb 27, 11 at 14:08

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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RE: vegetables on north side?

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

RE: vegetables on north side?

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.

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