We (Adam) spent the day digging up a fairly large part of our shady backyard to attempt a vegetable garden this year. I think it was key for us to switch our thinking that it needed to be a high fruit producing garden in order to be worthwhile. I will try a couple of tomato plants, peppers, etc. but my expectations are a little low, we'll see. It's okay though because what I realized is that I'm fine with growing tons of things that require less sun... we eat salad and dark leafy greens every day... I'm thinking peas would do well... what about potatoes? Does anyone know about potatoes. A shift in attitude has created more possibility it seems. For the last few years I just thought "nope, we can't grow veggies here," now I'm not so sure. Plus I keep watching this video over and over, sobbing and cheering at the same time. The folks at Path To Freedom are so doing it right.
"Get rid of negativity. We are all plagued by doubts... you have to take a risk, go out on a limb and say maybe I should try something I've never done before. Just stop being negative and try something positive." ~Jules Dervaes owner, Path To Freedom
Alrighty then, we will try this year to grow as much food as we can in a marginally sunny yard. If any of you have experience with vegetable gardening with less sun, please advise freely. You are my hope... and my new best friend. The area where the garden is gets maybe 2 hours of direct afternoon sun per day. Will this be enough?
Be back in a couple days to share something that I've had way too much fun putting together than should ever be allowed.