Plants For Sunny And Shady Places

If you’ve only got a limited amount of potential garden space, you may struggle to match the right plants with the amount of light that area receives. Well, good news: it doesn’t really matter how much light you get. Here are some suggestions for your plot or container garden that will work in sun or shade.

Our friends at Food52 have an excellent guide to plants that grow in any level of light — all you have to do is pick the ones you have the space and desire to grow. If you have an especially sunny backyard, your options are broader, but tomatoes, zucchini and potatoes all fare especially well in bright, direct light.

If you live in an urban environment or don’t get a lot of sun where you’d like to plant, you still have options. Leafy greens, such as the salad box we suggested a little while ago, grow very well without a lot of direct light. Herbs such as marjoram and thyme, and even arugula all grow well even in the shade.

Do you have a plot in the shade? Planning a garden? What are you planting? Let us know in the comments below.

No Sun? No Shade? No Problem! [Food52]

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