Growing Food in Partial Shade

We’ll never grow a two pound heirloom tomato or a 200 pound giant pumpkin in our garden. The houses, garages, fences, and trees that surround the garden won’t allow it. Though we’re fortunate…
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25 Responses to “Growing Food in Partial Shade”

  1. OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening Reply May 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

    You may be surprised how much food you can grow in partial shade!

  2. I have same issue with my garden, thanks for the vid!

  3. Sandra Nonofyourbusiness Reply May 3, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for the videos! What planting zone are you in? I am in zone 6, New
    England.

  4. Your Good King Henry is looking good mine are still in pots and I’m still
    getting new ones germinating every so often. 

  5. OneYardRevolution | Frugal & Sustainable Organic Gardening Reply May 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

    You may be surprised how much food you can grow in partial shade!

  6. Colleen Ditchman Reply May 3, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Nice! Any tips on making thse nice trellises?

  7. We love to see your videos of green veggies thank for the info. God bless

  8. Rainbow Gardens Reply May 3, 2015 at 11:20 am

    After 3 summers in my climate, zone 6b, I have decided to grow peppers in
    pots (similar to you) so I can let them overwinter indoors. It worked for
    me last year and I am looking forward to doing it again this year. Do you
    grow mint anywhere? I understand it grows well in shade too. :) )

  9. Great way to work with what you have! Really nice video :) 

  10. Nice video very useful information , thanks.

  11. Very helpful, thank you.

  12. Excellent Patrick! this is something a lot of people never consider because
    they feel there is not enough sun. Five chards taste just as good as one
    honker:) Very nice job bro :) 

  13. Thanks for the info. You are so positive my “virtual” friend .Be blessed.
    

  14. Vegitate Gardening Reply May 3, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Another great video and like that you provide additional documentation for
    users to follow to help if they have a shady garden.

  15. Always nice to see your healthy garden. It inspires me to continue growing.
    Thanks Patrick.

  16. suburban homestead Reply May 3, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I also have to deal with shade vs. vegetables. I end up growing most thing
    in my tiny front and side yard that are sunny. Do you get sun in your front
    yard?

  17. What an excellent video! Thanks!

  18. Lovely update and thank you for sharing have a blessed day

  19. Chris Towerton Reply May 3, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    And I thought from the title that we were off on an excursion to a dodgy
    part of town ;-) 

  20. Hans Quistorff Reply May 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Though I have 5 acres and a garden area on the North edge of a field that
    gets 14 hours of sun in the mid summer. My vegetable garden is in barrel
    beds under a 100 year old apple tree. The dappled shade when the sun is
    overhead eliminates the heat stress mid summer. Because the planting beds
    are movable I can place them in the ideal environment for each crop. The
    tomatoes, peppers and Basel stay in the green house fore heat. The rest
    move out and in with the seasons.
    I have been converting my barrel beds to a bottom water reservoir so that
    the water wicks up through the soil. I only have to refill the reservoir
    once or twice a week.

  21. yours is the first video I’ve seen dealing with lack of sun in the
    garden,thank you

  22. Southpaw Davey Reply May 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Great info again good to see what can be done even with shade and done very
    well sir may I say.
    Dave

  23. Your right..i have a small area for growing and shade does help some plants
    just look at my video.most of the plants are shaded all day and are doing
    very well.

  24. GrowingIndependence Reply May 3, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Who would thumbs down this video ? CRAZY !!

  25. JuicingGardener (Sheryl Mann) Reply May 3, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    The difference in the collards was amazing!