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9 Best Fruit Crops For Shade

1. Blackberries The best soft fruit for shade, blackberries can be trained against a wall or fence. Cultivated varieties give bigger, earlier fruit than wild plants. Try a thornless variety such as ‘Loch Ness’ or ‘Helen’. 2. Pears Pears do need some sun, but they’ll crop in partial shade. Early varieties such as ‘Beth’ should Read More…

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8 Best Vegetable Crops For Shade

1. Brassicas All brassicas are tolerant of shade, so as well as as cabbages try growing broccoli, spring greens or Brussels sprouts. Sow seeds in spring for late-season cropping. Net the plants to protect them from cabbage white butterflies. 2. Salad leaves Try loose-leaf lettuces, including oak-leaf types and varieties such as ‘Lollo Rosso’, plus fast-growing, spicy leaves like mizuna. Once the soil Read More…