What vegetables can I plant in my area?
My specific gardens get full sun in the first few months of Spring until the leaves come out on the trees. We have mostly Oak trees in our woods. In the early Summer months to about mid summer we have dappled shade and it rains about once a week. July through the first two weeks of September we are as dry as a desert and still the dappled shade. We are on the west side of a mountain which means we get light but the sun doesn't reach over the peak of the mountain until after 7 in the morning.
To tell you the true i wouldnt know, but google see's to have all the answers, and well if you do want to plant then by all means. The seeds only cost under a dollar, but then work effort, so might as well google it. Good luck with planting!
I would go for fast growing early spring green vegetables for salads, such as lettuce, spring onions, anything that is ready to eat within the sunny three months, if it is too cold then put them under polythene tunnels or glass.
I would also consider runner beans and start them early as possible indoors and plant them out as soon as possible, as they will have a relatively short life and will start to fail with the sunlight and dry. The other issue with being under trees is the ground will likely be poor and the trees will grab the available moisture. Invest in 'grow-bags' or make your own with long strips of polythene about 2 metres wide, dig out V shaped trenches and line them with the poythene - then fill the trench with a growing medium that is the best you can afford in bulk. Planting in these trenches keeps your plants and the trees apart and the polythene should last a few years under the ground. If you are really smart you run each trench slightly downhill and then you can water them easy from the top and letting the water migrate to the bottom. Sitting by a hose for 30 minutes with a cold beer is preferable to wandering around with the hose on a hot day !
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