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Indirect sunlight

Posted by shrewbeer (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 21, 09 at 18:23

I'm looking for some ideas on what to plant in indirect sunlight. I have a spot that gets barely any sun (north side of house up against foundation). And I refuse to plant anything that I cannot eat. Any suggestions?


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Roots and leaf crops

Most root and leaf crops can grow in partial shade--these tend to be the cool-weather crops. Fruiting crops require full sun.

Here is a link that might be useful: HarvestToTable.com


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RE: Indirect sunlight

ok - that's not 'indirect light' - that's a foundation planting in almost full shade.

your list of edibles is pretty limited - the only one that comes to mind is sweet woodruff, which is used to flavor may wine.

other than that - you're talking prime turf for lily of the valley, there...too bad you can't expand that directive to include plants that can be used on the body as well as in it.


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RE: Indirect sunlight

Here's a link to a similar thread in the fruit forum, there are a few that should work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shade fruit


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RE: Indirect sunlight

I have several rhubarb in the shade touching the house, also many gooseberries, black currants, and red currants.

Also, don't laugh, but I grow stinging nettles, they prefer shade, but yes, they sting. They are VERY nutritious, look them up. I make soups in the spring/summer out of them (cold soup with egg and sorrel for example).

O, and french sorrel could work for you too, I have it in a shady spot, it doesn't like full sun in my yard. Sorrel grows very juicy leaves in the shade of my house, starting before the snow melts all the way until frost.


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