Bed under north facing wall - what can I plant?

Hi. I'm a grow-your-own novice and have a veg bed directly under a north facing fence so it is in shade all the time. I'm very keen not to waste the growing space though. Can anyone recommend the best veg and/or fruit for shady ground? Happy to put in a fruit tree and train it up the fence if anything would grow effectively. 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,257

    Morello cherry will do well on a north facing wall. 

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,766

    I've grown Swiss chard very successfully in shade. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • AcornAcorn Posts: 8

    Thank you fidget bones and dovefromabove. Will have to give Swiss Chard a try. Any joy with beans, peas or lettuce in the past?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,766

    I've grown all of those in a North facing garden, but only in spots where they got sun for at least some of the day. 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Beetroot does well in shade as do pumpkins. I have also grown asparagus in shade

  • AcornAcorn Posts: 8

    Excellent - I'll try beetroot with the swiss chard and maybe some asprags.

    Cheers guys.

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