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Herbs for shade

Posted by treetoronto none (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 7, 14 at 1:05

Hello, I have a NE wall which gets little (almost no) sun. Are there any herbs I could plant against it that would grow.

Obviously they wont grow as well as in full sun, but something that would grow.

Any suggestions?


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RE: Herbs for shade

Mints, chives, comfrey, horseradish and parsley can cope with some shade and also like a bit of moisture.

This post was edited by floral_uk on Tue, Jan 7, 14 at 9:47

RE: Herbs for shade

Lovage can take some shade too.

Now medicinal herbs...there are boatloads for shade/woodland gardens but they are not items for kitchen use.


RE: Herbs for shade

In the light of what FataMorgana said, I'd emphasise that Comfrey is not for the kitchen either. I use mine for the compost heap or directly onto the soil.

RE: Herbs for shade

Basically, cool crops can tolerate less sun/more shade and those are: Anything in the onions family ; Parsley ; Cilantro. In that order I would say also sage and rosemary to some extent.

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