12 Perfect Vegetables To Grow in a Shady Garden Space

12 Perfect Vegetables To Grow in a Shady Garden Space

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On top of that, there are some plants that won’t LOVE being in shade, but will TOLERATE it, which allows you to squeeze out even more harvests from spaces you might typically ignore in your garden.

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50 Comments

  1. Quinn E. on November 22, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you! I have a spot at the back of my yard that’s pretty well shaded for the majority of the day by a large mulberry tree. I’ve been wondering what to grow back there.

  2. TheLazylonewolf on November 22, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    "12 Perfect Vegetables To Grow in a Shady Garden Space"
    Chapter 1: KEVIN
    😆

  3. Thomas Ashe on November 22, 2022 at 9:57 pm

    I love endive boiled like cabbage but it becomes soft and mushy if boiled too long. More like parboiled. I looked up how to pronounce. It is pronounced on-deeve. I accidentally got hold of some with mustard greens.

  4. dunken27 on November 22, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Loving your content and how you come across with the info….could i use a Mirror in the to reflect Sunlight to a shady part of the Garden? Would that work?

  5. Paddy Wright on November 22, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Where can you buy rotating towels

  6. 19katie5 on November 22, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I recently got into gardening, and received an Aerogarden hydroponic system, and the only thing that’s survived has been the two types of basil that came with it. The problem I have now is that the plants have gotten so big that they’re taller than the light and the water pump gets clogged with the roots. Is it safe to try to transplant them at this point?

  7. Stuart Duncan on November 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    I liked this but only because of the ‘h’.

  8. James Madison on November 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks! Good tips for our shade grow.

  9. Lisa Ash on November 22, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    You are my go to man for this stuff. Been gardening for four years and every question I have, you can always answer it! Thank you! And thank you for pronouncing the "H"! 😉

  10. Eva Fort on November 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Really infomative . I live in a colder climate area – so this is helpful. Thank you!

  11. Beverley Arnold on November 22, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Such an informative clip, easy to follow, great friendly presentation. Loved it and will follow. Thank you 👍

  12. Thomas Ashe on November 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Yarrow loves shade.

  13. RenegadeFPV on November 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    "on-dive" is pronunciation being a french pronounciation

  14. Niko Lourotos on November 22, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    This is click-bait.
    You advertised the video as "plants for a SHADY garden" but then focused on "3-4 hours of direct light and a few hours of dappled light", while also stating that an actual shady spot can only grow ornamentals.
    Partial sun is not shade.

  15. A McMillan on November 22, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Is there a list of ideas of containers that can be repurposed as pots for crops?

  16. Evelyn Soriano on November 22, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Yes, Kevin‼️
    You pronounced it correctly with a long i:
    n-dive with accent on the first syllable. 🙂😊🙂

  17. EmLaney on November 22, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    The only cilantro I eat is bolted. I hate cilantro. It has a nasty chemically soapy taste to me. Coriander seeds don’t have the nasty chemical taste though

  18. JESSICA on November 22, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    What do you plant if you have no sun

  19. M Tan on November 22, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    Hahaha hello from London I really appreciated the “H”erbs pronounciation!

  20. Martin Topp on November 22, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Hi there Kevin from NZ. Great Video with heaps of tips. I have had so much trouble growing Corriander (Cillantro) until I found out it bolts because of soil temperature and not air temperature. So, I tried putting down a thick mulch to try and keep the soil cooler. It worked. I grew the longest (1 ft/30cm) stalks I had ever grown and the stalks were very juicy! Thanks for a great gardening channel.that is very informative.

  21. Rainy Atherton on November 22, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    Maybe next time you plan a video, don’t harvest half the plants you’re going to talk about – "imagine there’s a radish plant behind me" – haha

  22. Ben Stock on November 22, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    started recently and i have a few small pots which i can move from my window which has sun from sunrise to mid day and then i can move them outside and then they get sun until 7pm and they’re loving it.

  23. Sato 990 on November 22, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Please note that if you’re in the southern hemisphere, the south facing side explanation would instead be for the north facing side. I hope that makes sense

  24. A McMillan on November 22, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Wow now I know why my peas died and my spinach had struggled. Too much South FL sun. The peas didn’t even sprout! But the spinach popped up and then it’s been sort of stagnant. I don’t want to bring the pot inside now since it’s got some tiny mites or something living in there. But I’ve moved it to a shadier spot.

  25. Kelly-Ann Kilpatrick on November 22, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    I hope this comment finds you on a day that has joy. Thank you so much for sharing your wealth of knowledge. First time gardener 2022. I was the chain saw and shovel girl until then.
    Your vids helped me so much with understanding, and confidence. I’m USDA zone 5, so yeah, stunning winter scenes of frozen landscape. I appreciate you taking the time to film and post so many videos. They made sure 36 of my 38 species were consumed by my family.
    Thanks Kevin for making my first gardening experience a wonderful situation.
    Cheers

  26. Dadobawo Mazomba on November 22, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    Very informative thanks for sharing👍🇿🇦

  27. Mandy Kate on November 22, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Love your vids. Would love to hear any tips you may have on prepping and growing in heavy rains. We’re heading towards a long rainy season this summer. Soil prep, how often to replenish nutrients etc.

  28. ChrisKat on November 22, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    Dappled shade area I grew great kohlrabi in my fall garden this year. 2022. Upstate NY.

  29. nnp on November 22, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Partial shade in California is more like full sun in my zone 4. Half the plants listed here do not grow well in shade at all in colder zones. The title of the video should be "12 Perfect Vegetables To Grow in a Shady Garden Space in Sunny California"

  30. scott hodgins on November 22, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    this was a really helpful video, thank you! – i’m a first year gardener making all the rookie mistakes. how literally should i take “shady garden”? i have part of my garden that is now 1 or 2 hours of sun per day, and thats’s about to go away entirely in a few weeks. will these suggestions work in an entirely shady garden, or am i just going to have to use grow bags and plan better next time?

  31. Epic Gardening on November 22, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Like this if you want me to do a list of veggies and herbs you can grow indoors

  32. Alvin McManus on November 22, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    A big Valley Oak lays down some good shade.

  33. Unnamed on November 22, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    I have a 4×12 bed that I put up against my house so that I could give some of my tomatoes a break from 100 degree heat in the summer. Its working well for them so far, but this spot will barely get any direct sun in winter and I’m really not sure what to plant there. I can grow through winter in my climate but everything does grow best in the sun during that time. What would you grow in an almost total shade area in a zone with mild winters?

  34. Dian Padovan on November 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Herbs also pronounced the UK way in Australia.

  35. Ajay Empee on November 22, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    YASS mate! Here’s to the hhherbs! 😀 Now say "bah-zil" instead of "bay-zil" lol 😛

  36. Padwan Mogme on November 22, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    This is perfect! Our new home faces south, so there’s a strip along the back always in the shade. I had no plans to grow there, but now I will. Thanks! The rest of the back yard is scheduled for raised beds and a green house.

  37. Tee Bee on November 22, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Our biggest challenge is growing things that the deer won’t eat to the ground! Tried to grow some marigolds and they were gone in just a few days after putting them out. Tried to grow some in planters on my sunny deck and the mud dobbers built nests in the drainage holes and the plants drowned before we realized what had happened! 🤬🤬🤬

  38. Alvin McManus on November 22, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Oregon Spring tomato is what I’m trying right now. Seedling just popped up. We’ll see…

  39. cheeky chap on November 22, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    i love how he said he used the uk way to say herbs then proceded to say baysil instead of basil

  40. Thomas Ashe on November 22, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Does lettuce bolt early when hot too?

  41. Netball Queens on November 22, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    What’s a Low Kwat tree? Looks similar to our Loquat trees

  42. Ngarangi Thompson on November 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    You have a podcast ?

  43. rebecca purdon on November 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Down under in Oz, we also prefer when Americans use proper pronunciation too.. HERBS not ERBS hahaha

  44. zach richardson on November 22, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Hahaha Kevin… I have been watching you for sometime now and I just realized where you live. Lol. I grew up the next block toward the ocean from you. Love that town. It will always have a place in my heart. 1502

  45. B Martin on November 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Herbs <3

  46. Nerida Damas on November 22, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    I have shady spot. Big thanks for ideas 🙂
    Sydney. Australia.

  47. Torbis101 on November 22, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    I would like to know what to grow in warm but shady areas.

  48. Victoria Barclay on November 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I actually have no trouble with endive in south Houston. I grew up in France where we eat it a lot. It’s got a nice slightly bitter flavor. I also use chard stems in my sauté of chard for the crunch

  49. Mr.Chaney on November 22, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I have a 49 day tomatoe I planted late and it’s fruit right now and it’s October! Zone 6a-6b

  50. Some Roob on November 22, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    20 years good luck in the garden? Hell, yeah!! Vid liked 😁

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