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Courgette pots in shade?

Hi everyone, hope you're all keeping safe!

I'm looking to grow some dwarf courgettes in a container/pot on my patio, but it has pretty limited sun coverage - probably only about 3 hours of full, direct sun a day. 

Has anyone had any success growing courgettes in partial shade? Is this likely to be too shady for any fruitful returns?

Cheers in advance!


  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,993
    They like full sun so I think would struggle on just 3 hours.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 8,390
    Agreed - the more sun the better.  If you like cucumbers, the outdoor ( ridge ) variety may give you a better harvest tho even they may struggle with 3 hours a day.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 3,337
    Yes, lots of sun, 2018 was an amzing year, even last year I didnt get a very good crop, and they had full sun at least 8 hours a day.
  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 334
    Courgettes do OK for me in partial shade. What I've found with courgettes in pots is they are very hungry and thirsty. That is equally important as sunlight in my experience. I can barely keep up with their watering requirements during dry periods
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