Grow Organic Vegetables in ShadePosted on : April 24, 2013
Moisture retentive soil is the first step to reach success on a hot summer and the secret to this grow-in-heat solution. Mix 1/3 rotted manure, 1/3 compost, and 1/3 traditional soil in your planting bed. Plant shade-loving vegetables in the beds, then mulch well. Although there are exceptions, generally speaking, the rule for shade vegetable plantings is “No Roots! No Fruits!” – meaning any plant that is a heavy producer of a root vegetable or a fruit vegetable will not do well in a full shade bed.
Below is a list of shade-loving vegetables –
• Corn Maiche
• Herbs (i.e. chives, cilantro, lemon balm, mint, oregano, parsley, scallions)
• Kale (all types)
• Lettuces (all types)
• Mustard Greens
• Pak Choi
• Swiss Chard
Hop on board the shade growing train and try growing a shade vegetable bed during the hot summer – you will be rewarded with lots of garden love.
Written by Shawna Lee Coronado
Shawna Coronado is a professional writer for green lifestyle living and organic gardening. Her organic living photographs and stories have been featured both online and off in many international home and garden magazines and multiple books. You can learn more about her at http://www.shawnacoronado.com.