Shady space question

Next to my greenhouse I have a shed and next to that is my veg patch, which has a picket fence round. My question is, behind the shed there is some soil so I could use it for planting, I was going to plant potatoes there and have the tubs ready but have read they need full light. So, what are your thoughts, put potatoes there or would you suggest something else and if so what....what doesn't mind the shade too much (fruit and veg not flowers)??
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  • chrissieBchrissieB Posts: 772
    The motto I heard was that anything where you eat free fruit or root needs sun. But if we aeg the leaves, stem or buds then you can get away with partial shade.
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    So I could put some lettuce in there, or maybe my sprouts??
  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    Rocket will grow there, if it gets too hot/dry it bolts.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    how about spuds in bags?

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    I was going to grow spuds there Dave but have read they need full sun. There is quite a lot of light there just shade from the shed and hedge, none from the greenhouse as the light will shine through.



    Mrs G, now I know what has happened to the rocket on the 3 times I have tried growing it, in fact I have had NO success with lettuce at all and am going to grow it in pots this year (or try to).



    Verdun, I already have a well established rhubarb that I inherited when we moved in so I left it where it was. Should I try moving it.



    Decisions decisions!!
  • chrissieBchrissieB Posts: 772
    My hubbies has reminded me that we grew potatoes and runner beans quite successfully at our old house and the garden there was quite shady
  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    I think I am going to stick with plan A for this year and grow the spuds, if they don't work I will change it next year. I will have some spare space though so am also going to try lettuce and rocket, in pots, there too. Thanks all.
  • Tracey, I grew loads of fruit and veg in pots in 2011. I had lettuce and peas in guttering, sweet corn, beetroot, strawbs, raspberries, carrots, celeriac, herbs, beans, radish and rhubarb. Oh, and blackcurrants. Harvests were amazing! Although, I did get a bit bored of it, hence loving flowers now! 

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800
    In guttering, fab idea thank you.
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