fall garden -- things to plant in partial shade

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Arrived home from vacation to discover that we'd left the wading pool out. This killed the grass under it and we are left with a circle of ground that receives not very much sun. I think I might make this into another gardening space. What would grow nicely there?

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), September 12, 1999


Try Mustard greens or turnip greens.

-- Sand Mueller (smueller@azalea.net), September 12, 1999.

Libby, I remember posting a thread on this very subject. If you look in the Food archive of the old forum and search on shade or shady, I think it'll crop up. (Chuckle, chuckle!)

Newbies, you might like to take a look at the titles in that Food archive over there. I typed an interminable number of old Organic Gardening articles.

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.com), September 12, 1999.

Turnips grow well in cool to cold climate so do beets,you can eat beet top for beet greens, very good. letuces grows good in cool to cold climates, check seed package for your area. You might be surprized what well grow late in your area. The seed people don't aways know, experiment and have fun

-- Henri (bneville@zebra.net), September 12, 1999.

Chard, you can find all kinds of kewl chard varities nowadays, & it's very forgiving.

-- flora (***@__._), September 13, 1999.

I've had good luck with leaf lettuces, mustard, carrots, beets, radishes, all sorts of herbs, in 4-1/2 to 5 hours of winter sunlight...My winter garden does better than my summer one, actually.

-- Donna (moment@pacbell.net), September 18, 1999.

consider garlic


-- Chuck, a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), September 20, 1999.

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