It is common to read that a vegetable garden should be in full sun. While this is true for many vegetables, some will grow well in shade.
Some gardeners do just not have the full sun required for tomatoes, corn, peppers and other sun lovers. So instead of giving up, look for the shade loving types that will produce well in these conditions.
As a general rule it is the leafy greens that grow well in shade, however a few others are also worth considering.
Our best Vegetables for the shaded garden
Nearly all of our shade lovers are leafy greens, along with a few root vegetables. However it really is the degree of shade that determines how well they will grow.
All of those in our list will grow well in good morning sun and a shaded afternoon. So when you are planing your vegetable garden choose the shaded areas for these ones.
Another good thing about vegetables that will grow well in shade is that they can be planted in the shade of taller plants. So parsley and basil ca n be planted in between rows of tomatoes.
Some are also suited to growing in the perennial border, chard, garlic, and scallions are the easy ones for this. And of course many can be grown in containers in smaller shaded courtyards.