The Garden Patch :: Sun and Shade

Sun and Shade

Sun and Shade

An area exposed to full or near-full sunlight soil is ideal.  Leafy and root vegetables prefer full sun, but will still grow okay in partial shade.  Any site can become a highly productive garden; just choose the right plants for your spot.  Since plants grown in the Garden Patch are healthier, you can even cheat it a little.

Vine crops such as watermelons, cantaloupes, winter squash and cucumbers require large amounts of space.  Putting your Garden Patch near a fence or trellis may allow for the growing vine.

BeansCucumbersPeasSquash
BroccoliEggplantPeppersTomatoes
CantaloupesOkraPotatoesWatermelon
CauliflowerOnionsPumpkin 

If your garden is not in an area receiving full or near-full sunlight, try leafy crops such as leaf lettuce, mustard, and parsley.

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BeetsCollardsParsleyHerbs
Brussels SproutsKaleRadishFlowers
CabbageLettuceSpinachFerns
CarrotsMustardTurnips