Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Veggies in part shade? Yes
Most people believe you must have full sun (about 8 hours) to plant all veggies. And while I agree that full sun is optimal, it’s not necessary. So says Jeff Gillman (former U of M Hort Professor and currently Director of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens in Charlotte North Carolina) in his book ‘Decoding Gardening Advice’.
Gillman says these vegetables/herbs need as little as 2 hours of direct sunlight (I would encourage dappled sun too):
- Brussel sprouts
- Leaf lettuce
- Mustard greens
- Swiss Chard
- Coriander aka Cilantro