For you to grow these vegetables in the shade successfully, it is essential that low hanging branches of nearby trees are removed. Using liners and raised beds is essential in discouraging water from being wicked away from the crops by the tree looks. Investing in reflective mulches will help a lot in supplying the vegetables with more light. Growing vegetables in the shade is not always an option for some gardeners as they really have no choice than do so. This is because generally speaking the optimum conditions preferred by most vegetables is between 8 and 10 hours of full sunlight, which is technically not possible.