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RJR_38

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Planning ahead....
« on: August 16, 2014, 13:06 »
Now I have had my plot for almost 2 years and I know the soil and light etc better I am moving some bits round and altering the bed lay out a bit.

I have one strip of the plot that is quite shady and doesn't get the sun until midday/1.00 ish and I am trying to work out what will grow best there. The strip is about 2-3m wide and about 8m long so quite a big area. Would spuds do ok there (my preferred option for next year but worried about blight ) or would I be better off with the brassica family?

It is very sheltered as well

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Re: Planning ahead....
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 13:24 »
I have my beans and peas in a strip like that in my garden - and they do just fine  :)
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Re: Planning ahead....
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 14:36 »
I got a bumper crop of spuds in a bed that is shaded from 3pmish onwards. Beans, like Mum's, do well there too, but I've had a measly crop of courgettes.  ::)

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 14:50 »
Thanks for that. It is too big a chunk to just grow beans but I might take a gamble with spuds then...

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Re: Planning ahead....
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 15:01 »
Would it be ok for beets and broccoli? Or fruit like blackcurrants and gooseberries? My Mum has bushes in a garden that is in complete shade from 4pm in summer. Slower to ripen, but still very good crops.

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 15:25 »
There are gooseberries and blackcurrants there now and although the currants are ok, the gooseberries are sulking a bit (but cropping) so I thought I would move them to full sun...

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 19:29 »
Then again, after reading some more it seems these bushes should be ok where they are and if is probably because if the very wet spring they are sulking a bit so I am tempted to leave them for another year to see what happens....

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 11:17 »
I like to plant brassicas like broccoli in part shade as they don't go over as quickly.
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Re: Planning ahead....
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 12:45 »
I have also got good potato crops from growing in quite a shaded garden, with only about 4 to 5 hours direct sunshine.



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