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zone 3/4 shade edibles

Posted by ptilda 3/4 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 18, 09 at 3:39

I am in the "crack" of zones 3/4, and have mostly shade in my yard. I am working on landscaping, and would like to incorporate as many edible plants as possible. So far, I can thing of some herbs (mints, etc), wintergreen (grows wild in my yard, just need to encourage & protect it), blueberries (also growing wild, but I'd like to get some larger varieties), mushrooms (on my "to-do" list, but not started yet). Any other suggestions for hardy, shade-tolerant, edible plants would be appreciated.

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RE: zone 3/4 shade edibles

Partial Shade - Cranberry, currant & elderberry to zone 4. I saw haskaps, honeyberries, are okay with partial shade.

Here is a link that might be useful: Designing & Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally

RE: zone 3/4 shade edibles

Hi! I'm in the same in between zone with a lot of shade and I've been trying to incorporate more edibles into my yard.

I know currants will work--I've never tried them though. We have a TON of elderberry growing wild here.

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