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Fruit and Vegetables to Grow in Shade to Increase Productivity

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This video covers my 5 favourite crops to grow in partial shade and why I like them. I also talk about some considerations to make when growing in shade. Here is the full list of fruit and vegetables to grow in shade: Asparagus Beans Beetroot Blackberries Blackcurrants Bok Choi Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Celery Chinese Cabbage Garlic Gooseberries Kale Kohlrabi Leeks Lettuce Mustard Greens Parsley Parsnips Peas Potatoes Redcurrants Radish Rhubarb Spinach Swiss Chard Turnips But remember - opt for leafy greens as a #1 choice! 3 considerations when growing in partial shade: 4:12 OYR Tomato video mentioned: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEqD2P6G7s0 New to HuwsNursery? Then please read :) My name is Huw Richards, I live in Wales, UK and I am a teenager who loves vegetable gardening. Unusual right? I love to teach people around the world about growing their own food organically and my end goal is to get as many children as possible to have the experience of growing food which I believe is one of the most important things a child could learn. If you're new to HuwsNursery then please hit that subscribe button (and also notifications) so you can learn more about growing your own food inexpensively :) Instagram: huws_nursery Let's chat on Snapchat: huwsnursery Love my videos? Become a supporter https://www.patreon.com/huwsnursery Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HuwsGardenNursery Subscribe to our newsletter with updates and exclusive content: http://huwsnursery.com/join
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Samina Irfan (1 месяц назад)
Hi...do you have a video on seed starting indoor or do you always sow seed directly into the ground
Ninmpf (2 месяца назад)
So useful!
Joe De Gorostiza (6 месяцев назад)
As always, great vid!!!
Cherokee Rose (7 месяцев назад)
Nice video. I love seeing my favorite growers making nice comments.
Jeannie Carpenter (9 месяцев назад)
I should have said that we are on agricultural land and very close to the sea on a penisular - hence it is quite raw. thank you
Jeannie Carpenter (9 месяцев назад)
hello. just found your videos and have been catching up loads. I live in North Devon and it's very damp all year round. I have a small veg patch and salad bed and find my biggest enemy is the constant wet and I notice that you seem to manage to have dry land, I wonder if your mulching is helping you and do you recommend I try that. Just to give you some indidcation of how wet it is here. I rarely have to water at all. I'd really appreciated some tips on how to get my garden less wet
Love Your Greens (10 месяцев назад)
Great video, again, and what an adorable accent!
Andrew Martin (11 месяцев назад)
Thanks Huw, think I’ll give Red Currants a go this year
Rose Tinted House (1 год назад)
I absolutely love your videos Huw. I've currently been binging on them for the past couple of days. I'm a complete beginner, I have a large garden considering I live in London and currently on mat leave so I'd like to do something productive with my kids while I'm off. Off the top of my head I'd say my garden's about 20 by 40ft at least. I've always loved the thought of growing my own food. As we sit here, my garden is almost all grass, with a patio at the front and back. I really want to get going but the truth is I have no idea where to begin. I know it's too late for tomatoes and strawberries etc. What do you think I can do now as a start to get things going and what seeds should I buy for my first crop? I'd really appreciate help, thanks
+Rose Tinted House Thank you so much for you lovely comment:') Oh that sounds like a fantastic idea! Would you be able to send me an email: huw@localfoodinitiative.com and I would love to help you with what you can do in more detail? Best wishes
Teresa G (1 год назад)
Question: The previous owner of our home planted a holly bush in a full-shade (no direct sunlight, hours of indirect sunlight) spot to cover an unsightly utility meter which is about 3 feet high. I want to remove the holly bush (so my very young children do not pick and eat the berries) and replace it with something that will grow at least 3 feet tall and produce some food. I am considering blackberries on a trellis. Will they produce with no direct sunlight? If not, do you have any other suggestions? (I am in zone 6, USA) Thank you very much! I absolutely LOVE your YouTube channel, and have started a no-dig garden with your help and the help of Charles Dowding. I am very excited with your upcoming endeavors. I will pray for your school exams! Happy Spring!
Terrie Friday (1 год назад)
Great information thanks for sharing.
Medugorie sixxkaulitz (1 год назад)
thats so good and useful thanks! greetings from Mexico.
Michele Saladino (1 год назад)
Thanks for sharing ! Very informative information. Green Blessings
Eric Kelley (1 год назад)
one of my gardensis in shade. the tomatoes always do fine. i was having to give tomatoes away because tjey were doing so well. would have been better but we got a really bad windstorm in the one direction the plants werent protected from tje woods and snapped not only my tomato plants but the stake they were tied to as well.
Michael Jordan (1 год назад)
I want to slap that accent off you. I guess I'm an American lol
Kit DuBhran (1 год назад)
Love this video. I just bought a house and have a mini orchard out back (1 cherry, 1 plum, 2 apples, and a hazelnut tree) and the ground under them is all waterlogged and unproductive. I'm planning on turning it into a permaculture food forest and this has given me great ideas of what I can add under and at the edges of the trees. Thank you!
Rave On Studio (1 год назад)
Fantastic, I think we have close the the same weather here in Vancouver so this will be really useful. Our yard is very shady(forest) with a few hours of hot sun in summer ;-)
Alex (1 год назад)
Your videos are awesome!
S Roberts (1 год назад)
Thanks so much for your work and sharing it all, brilliant! I've been meaning to ask for ages... your polytunnel looks exactly the same as the one that I inherited (lucky me) on my allotment. It needs a new cover though and some tlc but have no idea where it came from - do you know?
Jun dela Cruz (1 год назад)
Great job Huw. I learn a lot from your videos , keep it up !!
Great tips, Huw! Thanks for the shout out.
Thanks for sharing HUW . Love using the shade to grow some extra veg :)
Craig Overend (1 год назад)
Great tips. Dark green, and large leaf plants may do well in shade because of the higher chlorophyll content in the leaves and larger surface area to capture more light. At the opposite end I've noticed our Zucchini (Courgette) leaves turn a silvery colour in the full sun when the weather gets hot, I wonder if it may be to reflect some light and heat during the summer.
Fensterfarm Greenhouse (1 год назад)
Your place is looking great behind you Huw. Great information and good to see you again my friend! Chuck
Fensterfarm Greenhouse (1 год назад)
I am Huw. I sure hope that you are having a great 2017 thus far! Chuck
Thank you so much Chuck, great to hear from you! I hope you're keeping well :)
California Gardening (1 год назад)
Great tips for veggies growing in shade!
Thank you so much! :)
Christopher E. Pineda (1 год назад)
Awesome video! I've found kale to be so successful for me in the shade.
Great! Thank you for watching :)
Luke Jones (1 год назад)
nice video huw ;]
Cheers Luke mate ;)
lovers4healthylife (1 год назад)
Very informative video! Swiss Chard is one of my top 5 vegetables to grow. I love it so much and grow in indoors and all year long outdoors. :)
Thank you so much for watching :) Yes it is great!
Lee Ann Steinmetz (1 год назад)
Thanks for this video. Every year my balcony gets less and less sunlight, so this information is very useful for me.
Awesome I am glad! :) Best wishes and thank you for watching
Darkfalz (1 год назад)
Swiss chard grows okay in part sun/shade, but you'l get a lot less. They bolt quicker too, ironically. Spinach is much the same. Kale goes grow great in partial shade. Another tip - don't sow seeds in partial shade. Make starts in good sun, then transplant to the shady area. Otherwise they'll become leggy and fall over. Shade from for example a fence or hedge can sometimes be an advantage for vertical trained crops like tomatoes - foliage in sun, the pot itself in the shade. Requires a lot less watering this way.
Christopher E. Pineda (1 год назад)
Darkfalz thanks for the tip! I'm definitely going to try this, last year I grew from start to finish in shade and the Kale did great. I bet starting with stronger plants is only going to yield greater results. Kale is worth it. Yum yum! 😂
Michelle Nunez (1 год назад)
I have a avacado seedling and it is now 4ft tall I didnt prune it at the beginning of its life. will it still thrive and what can i do now?
Leave it and see what happens :)
In The Fife Garden (1 год назад)
Good video,  my garden is mostly shared all day and all year.    I never knew so many crops where shade tolerant.  I will try a few,
Good luck!!! :)
Bethany's World (1 год назад)
when you do the chard video, please tell me how to keep leaf miners off of them. I have yet to get a single leaf from my own crop because of it. thank you.
Patrick Meehan (1 год назад)
Huw that's great information. We all have shady areas.
Exactly :) Thank you Patrick!
SurfinScientist (1 год назад)
These are great suggestions. Thanks!
+SurfinScientist Thank you for watching :)
Permaculture Homestead (1 год назад)
i got lots of shade in the suburbs, the first thing i looked for was shade tolerant edibles.  Lovethe tips Huw Thanks.
Permaculture Homestead (1 год назад)
been fun to read and see some green gardens here during the winter, it makes me itchy for spring.  Im gettin lots of new fun idea however, my companion plantings should be full and fun this year.
+Permaculture Homestead Awesome and thank you so much for watching! How's the magazine?
Margaret Brown (1 год назад)
hiya hew thank you for a great update i was going to move 3 or 4 blackcurrant and redcurrant bushes because they were shading some stuff out now i idont need to move my very productive and well established bushes you have been very help full thank you all the best to you and yours in 2017 margaret
+Margaret Brown Thank you so much for watching and commenting Margaret! Yes definitely a good thing!
P. C. (1 год назад)
i watched this video and read your list. the one that surprises me is the beans. i am going to try some in partial shade just for a fun thing.it's nice to know the envelope can be pushed a tad bit. lol! 👍
+P. C. Definitely give it a go :D Thank you so much for watching and have a great day!
Lept010 (1 год назад)
Thank you from Australia. Really appreciate your videos. Keen to get started in our colder climate area garden.
+Lept010 No problem, thank you so much for watching and commenting :) Awesome and good luck!
Graham Thomas (1 год назад)
GT video and information you are on the ball with gardening thanks for your time 🐞🐝😁👍👍
+Graham Thomas Thank you so much! I hope you have a great day! :)
Dinet K (1 год назад)
I have alpine strawberries as well
+Dinet K Yes those are great!
BaltimoresBerzerker (1 год назад)
having issues with chard here in Florida USA...shade or sun. looking forward to that video!!
+BaltimoresBerzerker Probably will be out in 2 weeks time :) Thanks for watching!
فاروق سعد محمود (1 год назад)
+فاروق سعد محمود Thank you
Milomia (1 год назад)
Great information Huw.
+Milomia Thank you :)
Robert Curd (1 год назад)
thank you, I really appreciate your videos
Teresa Kelly (1 год назад)
Great work! Last year I harvested 15 gallons of black and raspberries in my shady Minnesota garden.....my favorite perennial super fruit to grow. . . .
Thank you so much for watching and commenting!
Dawn Finiff (1 год назад)
Great video. I have a tiny backyard that is almost entirely in shade because if my neighbour's overgrown tree. I get some morning sun, but lose almost all of it by noon! I grow in containers and in the "flower beds" in my front yard and on my porch but have really wanted to use the back yard as I have so little space. I will have to give your suggestions a try! Thanks!
California Gardening (1 год назад)
Agreed! Happy Gardening!
H/Nursery, I like your style of farming, Simplistic, low-technology, looks you having bumper yields. I wanna stay with you, and recommend to my friends, I do only backyard farming, But , you guys, Britain, Need massive home-growing , as imported stuff are always so degraded, when you receive, And all your colonies are now independent .
Thank you so much! Best of luck and let me know how it goes! :)

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