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What veg to grow in Shade of a Shed

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,505
I have acquired a bit of allotment that will be in full shade for about 80% of the day.

Any suggestions for what veg will be OK.

Thanks friends
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  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 465
    Chard, spinach and lettuce will grow fairly well in shade.  
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 7,064
    edited 18 October
    Yes, greens would be the way to go. Or compost bins.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,381
    Hazel tolerates dry shade.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,809
    Swiss chard var. Fordhook Giant grows really well in light shade. Gooseberries are happy there too. 
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,246
    So are raspberries.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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