12 Vegetables That Grow in Shade

12 Vegetables That Grow in Shade

In this garden planner video, I will go over the top 12 vegetables that will grow in 2-4 hours of sun. Shade loving plants don’t have to be just houseplants. Some vegetables fall into that category. So if you have some shady areas in your yard there are crops you can grow. Garden shade CAN be productive!

How to grow carrots: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXuaTJtMTG8
How to grow squash: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEOLY9D5n2k&t=42s
Shade your cauliflower: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgKklYaBXaQ&t=25s
Planting Cabbages: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXZmIg8ZV7o

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  1. Ari Järmälä on August 12, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Where are you located in? I live in 61 deg N. Does your advice apply also here?

  2. Kiran Parekh on August 12, 2021 at 9:21 pm


  3. ashutosh srivastava on August 12, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    loved this! I have a lot of redwoods at the back of my house which limits the amount of sun. I currently have a corner with nothing planted yet and blackberries seems like a very good idea! I am looking at triple crown variety. Will that be ok? Or there are specific variety of blackberry which do good in shade.

  4. Loi Ricker on August 12, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Such an interesting video although I was hoping you would cover spinach. As a landscaper and gardener up here in Alaska there are both similarities and differences that I immediately understood.
    it is our long summer days and cool night time temps that help us to grow some of the biggest flowers in the world as well as vegetables!

  5. Kathie Littlefield on August 12, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    I really love your videos

  6. Jennifer Braud on August 12, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Thank you for this interesting & informative video.
    Your voice & you being yourself are accentuated by good videography.
    I actually took notes.

  7. Freedom Lover on August 12, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    in Southern Arizona, you have to have shade to grow veggies….I built a pergola and stretched 50% shade cloth on a frame my hubby welded on both the west and south sides, leaving the north and east sides open for morning light. So far, it’s wonderful! My tomatoes are so happy! When living in Tennessee I struggle with the intensity of the sun and feel like many gardeners in the south could also benefit by adding some shade cloth. Maybe 30%.

  8. James Lawson on August 12, 2021 at 9:33 pm


  9. Scrambler Dude on August 12, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    Mayapples will grow in full or partial shade

  10. Fran Pipkin on August 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Raspberries like dappled sun. I have my canes on the north side of my house where they get morning sun and evening sun, and I get a nice crop in late June or early July.

  11. Afterburner on August 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    If you don’t watch it with Blackberries they will take over your yard… I have a kill on sight policy with mine because they literally can create nothing but trouble for a yard.

  12. freevideos051 on August 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Good info

  13. Brad Andrews on August 12, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    These are herbs, not vegetables! At least that was true for the first batch.

  14. Brian Hunnewell on August 12, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I live in the desert furnace of Las Vegas, 112 outside right now, what can I grow here?

  15. New Dimension on August 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    problem in Québec we only have 4 to 5 months to grow our veggies. Mid April is cool to mid May, so we start our seeds in an outside greenhouse. When they re ready we replant them in big buckets or garden until mid September before it gets cold again. Mid sept to october is harvesting for the big veggis like pumpkins, zucchinis, beets, turnips etc… than November FORGET IT it’s starts to snow until late March even sometimes 2 first week of April.

  16. Diane Rich on August 12, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    You have the best video’s! Very informative & thanks for no music too.

  17. Ciel on August 12, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Great channel and glad to see you are keeping well. I grow all my tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers etc from seed. In Winter I buy organic varieties and keep the seeds then plant and eat those throughout the year. If I have too many to harvest in Autumn, I blend and store in the freezer

  18. Bonnie Borgeson on August 12, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    All around a BIG thank you for all your info. I have gardened my whole life but never knowing all your info.

  19. Barbara M on August 12, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Yep, I grow purple basil and let it flower for my honeybees, they love it. Since it flowers so well through the Fall it gives them something to work as we prepare them for winter.

  20. l on August 12, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks for your video. I have a wooded lot with filtered sun and short term sun. Lots of wildlife. Concerned all my plants will be eaten by deer… Suggestions?

  21. R Christie on August 12, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    Since when are spices, vegetables???

  22. Helen Trope on August 12, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I can’t seem to grow parsley or cilantro (coriander) easily because something keeps eating them – maybe slugs and snails but I’ve not caught them at it. I bought a pot of coriander and put it in a pot in the garden. Within 48 hours it was gone – eaten by something. How to protect these plants from whatever is eating them?

  23. Gamina Wulfsdottir on August 12, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Almost two minutes into a ten minute video, and he finally stops introducing the subject matter and starts talking about it. And the first "vegetable" turns out to be basil. (There is more information in the comments here than there is in the video, and they take less time to deliver it.)

  24. PA MC on August 12, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    I just found a 10" tall tomato plant growing out of the bricks of my back stoop! The trash can was hiding it.

  25. Errol Savage on August 12, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Growing Brussels sprouts in pots in shade

  26. Kaeben on August 12, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    I get cilantro and it just dies. Chard takes a long time to grow, and the seedlings are leggy.

  27. John White on August 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    You missed fiddleheads (ostrich fern) that grow in the shade. They test better than asparagus which is the only vegetable you can really compare them to.

  28. sangoma on August 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    yes winter vegetables and root crops like shade

  29. Mudge Mudgee on August 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    some of those hardly qualify as "vegetables" would you like a bowl of mint with your steak?

  30. Tracie Neal on August 12, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    blackberry bushes are so invasive and will take over your entire garden, yard, etc. etc… I love blackberries but after having to hire someone to come out to completely clear my rock wall and those little suckers still kept coming back taking over everything no matter what we did. I now hate those plants. They also attract rats because they like to nest in the thistle thicket. I wish there was a way to control them but in the PNW they just have a mind of their own. You are right though, they love the shade.

  31. Melissa Nielsen on August 12, 2021 at 9:58 pm


  32. icouldjustscream on August 12, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks, this helps. I’ve expanded my garden and will be doing a lot of trellising this year. I’ll use the shade to my advantage.

  33. Renata Ra on August 12, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you, pretty good ideas, but 4 of the plants you have mentioned are herbs and one is a fruit bush, so I think the title is quite misleading. I am glad to hear carrots and beets can be grown in a shade.

  34. Ge W on August 12, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    I tell my wife to be patient it will get up eventually all the time

  35. Tim Adams on August 12, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Is it eherb
    Or is it herb

  36. Tim Adams on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    You minted that up

  37. gail bader on August 12, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    what zone are you in?

  38. Darcie Merriweather on August 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Fabulous, thank you

  39. bikinggal1 on August 12, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    ok Basil is not a veg….it’s an herb. Mint is not a Veg, its an herb or even a weed. Cilantro is not a Veg, its an herb. Parsley is not a veg, its an herb. and Blackberries are not VEGETABLES!!!!!! so really you gave us 7 veg…or you can use a better title and call it 12 plants that grow in the shade.

  40. Virginia Greenlees on August 12, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Is there anything I can grow when its about a hundred degrees out?

  41. DeepQuake9 on August 12, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Lot of talking for little info. But thanks anyways.

  42. Robb's Homemade Life on August 12, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    ginger, turmeric, malabar spinach,

  43. Virginia Dsa on August 12, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Hi. Lots of love from Goa India. Tc.

  44. Amanda Hines on August 12, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    This video is life saving thank you!!

  45. P.J. Vaught on August 12, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Good stuff