On the other hand, there are so many vegetables that will grow fantastically well even when full sun is not available. It is possible to grow vegetables in shade and get remarkable yields. The rule of thumb that every enthusiastic gardener should know is that plants that are grown for roots or fruits require full sun. However, those that are grown for the stems, leaves or even buds might do just fine with some little shade. This doesn’t however that you grow your vegetables in complete, dense shade as they will simply not grow. Sunlight is essential for photosynthesis and it is thus important that you don’t deny your vegetables light completely.
Here are some vegetables that will grow in the shade and give satisfactory yields:
· Salad greens like arugula, leaf lettuce, cress and endive.
· Brussels sprouts
· Leafy greens like mustard greens, kale, spinach collards and kale