Like many other gardeners, I have quite a small country station. It can not be compared with those open spaces that once were in the villages in early childhood.
On top six acres is necessary not only to break the garden, but also fit the house, makeshift toilet, a barn, a relaxation area, as well as many other buildings and appliances. "Quality" space for planting are left.
Speaking of quality, I mean areas with good lighting, produvaemost, drainage and the presence of fertile soil.
If fertility and soil structure, I can still affect (Introducing fertilizers, soil loosening and diluting), Then I have to tolerate shading. What can I do with the shadow of the house? Unfortunately, nothing.
Therefore, before the start of the season, I plan my landing taking into account the fact that some crops will be in the shade. Just about them today and I planted.
Culture, which I put in the shade
When planning the "dark" beds, I distinguish two kinds of shadows (Maybe because I'm only doing, but it helps me):
- the constant shadow. This is when the site is shaded always, regardless of time of day;
- temporary shade. This is when the site is shaded in the morning, afternoon or evening. That is, the sunlight still falls, but rarely.
Future landing I distribute just depending on the type of shade. Basically, in the dark beds I go:
Sorrel very picky culture that can grow as a well-lit area, and in permanent shadow. So I put it to the most shaded beds.
In the absence of direct sunlight, the leaves grow small, but very delicate. This is probably one of the only culture that can be planted in a permanent shadow.
As sorrel, garlic tolerates the lack of direct sunlight. This is another culture that can give up his "place in the sun."
In the shadow of the head of garlic grown is not very big, but fully retain their useful properties and taste.
Under the carrots I identify with beds temporary shadow. Who would not say that, but for a good harvest of root crops that still need sunlight.
Every year, together with carrots on a bed with temporary shadow I sent chives. In this Greenfinch penumbra becomes even juicier and more luxuriant.
Horseradish I landed on the most shaded places. Sometimes it seems that this culture can grow even in complete darkness. So it is unpretentious and self-sufficient.
Salads perfectly grow in the beds of temporary shadow. For example, next to the wall, trees or shrubs.
This is another greenfinch, which can free up space for more solar fastidious cultures.
Another root crop, which the shadow will only benefit is beet. Partial absence of sunlight to avoid escalation that will make the fruit juicy and tender (Although not very big).
Grafting the above culture in shade and partial shade, you can free up a lot of space for sun-loving plants.
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