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fluere
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Post: # 228172Post fluere
Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:40 am

Hi there,

I'm fairly new to this growing your own food thing, we have a typical town garden (long and narrow) but we have a 30 ft wall to the right of us (west that is) basically by 3.30 the garden is in shade are we off to a non starter? I was thainking of raising the beds to gain as much precious sunlight as possible, but I'm not sure this will be enough. Is it still worth trying? :flower:

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Post: # 228180Post Green Aura
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Hi and welcome :wave:

Definitely go for growing veg - lots do OK in partial shade. And you can probably make use of the wall too - just find shade loving climbers.
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Post: # 228182Post fluere
Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:41 pm

Thanks,
I didn't know there was shadeloving veg!! I think we are goinf to raise the beds on the sunny(ish) Side and put troughs along the fence to grow salads in and herbs - its very sad but i'm really excited :flower:

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Post: # 228185Post JillStephens7
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:17 pm

Hello :wave:

Sounds great not sad to me :iconbiggrin:

If there's anywhere to put up hanging baskets that would get sun you could grow some yummy tumling tomatoes in them. :thumbright:

Jill

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Post: # 228196Post Milims
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:33 pm

Hi ther and welcome :wave:
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Post: # 228200Post southeast-isher
Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:56 pm

Welcome along!

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Post: # 228204Post thesunflowergal
Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:36 pm

:wave: and welcome!

I second runner beans up the wall, also french beans. I grow both against my house and thats north facing.

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Post: # 228215Post fluere
Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:03 pm

Thanks for all the kind posts I feel well and truly welcomed!
I like the idea of a hanging basket with tumbing tomatoes! :sunny:

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Post: # 228249Post Millymollymandy
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:12 am

Hi and welcome! Lettuce is always happiest in shade in mid summer as it bolts quickly in the sun.
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Post: # 228367Post MuddyWitch
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Welcome to ISH :flower:

Where abouts are you? Your location can make a huge difference to your range of crops.

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