One bolt short of a tool box asks;
Love the blog, you def have a new follower.
I was wondering if you knew what kind of plants are good for heavily shaded gardens? we have a tiny tiny city garden, but it is surrounded by big oak trees which i suspect are sucking the life out of everything, couple that with it not getting an ounce of sun and me being a complete novice, i've no idea what to plant in there, everything from last year died.
thanks for your help!!
My short answer was;
Only thing I can think off right off the bat is going to be your cool weather veggies, carrots, cabbage, broccoli ect. It depends on how hot your summers gets. Most these do well with filtered sunlight.
Most of you know, I am dealing with wide open plains, I only have maybe two trees on the entire homestead that are taller than Husband, so my experience with shaded growing is severely limited. I did have a friend who was able to grow sun lovers in her shade last year, while those of us without it, suffered. But it was the only year she was able to get sun lovers to really grow in the spot. 100f in the shade will do that I guess.
But as I have a vastly diverse readership, I thought that a couple of you might have conquered this special problem and be able to help out.