Fruit and Vegetables

Vegetable garden


Question: vegetable garden


Hi, my garden is positioned in a not very sunny position, there is in practice the sun beats them until one o'clock, two o'clock in the afternoon. The question is, what can you sow in this place?

Answer: vegetable garden


Dear Vittoria,
from personal experience, if the sunlight arrives in the garden starting in the early morning, and remains there until after lunch, you can grow what you prefer in your garden: the vegetable garden behind my house is facing east, and around 1 pm home makes shade, and therefore receives the same hours of light as your plot of land; I assure you that for forty years everything has been grown: salad, tomatoes, green beans, fennel, cabbage, radishes, aubergines, peppers, onions, carrots. In fact it is a good exposure, as your vegetable garden is sheltered from the scorching afternoon sun, which especially in summer should dry the soil excessively.
In addition to this, you have the possibility of watering the plants in the early hours of the evening, without causing thermal shocks, as the ground has been sheltered from the sun for some hours, and therefore even if it is July it will not be boiling anymore and will not evaporate the water quickly.
Salad, radishes, green beans, cucumbers, courgettes must not necessarily be exposed to the sun for more than 5-6 hours a day, so you can place them wherever you like in your garden; peppers and eggplants maybe try to plant them in the area that receives more sun, so they will ripen more quickly.