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#1 of 2 Old 03-20-2008, 10:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I live in the woods and I need a little help selecting some veggies/herbs that can tolerate less sun (5 hours of sun I am guessing and lots of areas with filtered sun). I have read that greens will work...what about root veggies, onions, cabbages? Help!

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I thought I responded to your thread earlier today Newcastlemama...dang cr@ptastic cable company

Yes! leafy veggies like lettuce, spinach, swiss chard (, kale, cabbages regular and asian, parsley, cilantro, dill....hmmm, I think I forgetting some. For root veggies try radishes and bunching onions. And try some cucumbers, I grew the biggest sweetest cukes ever last year and they were set on the northside of a 6ft fence on the SE side of my house or in otherwords , they only got about 4.5 hours of direct sunlight max. I also had some anaheim peppers and some banana peppers on that side of the house too and they did really, surprisingly well. The potatoes and zuchini...no.

Is your home a light color? Reflected light (from light colored buildings, rocks, fences) adds to the overall light that a plant receives; so even though they are not in direct sunlight, they are not in deep shade either.

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