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Gardening does not always mean that you need to grow plants in full sun. Shade in the garden is like a nightmare for many gardeners.
Though most vegetables like tomatoes or cucumbers require full sun for their development, many plants can grow wonderfully well in shade.
Here in this article, we will try to give you some ideas about shade gardening and some vegetables that grow in full shade.
When people talk about shade they can mean a variety of conditions. So at times, it can be confusing as to what actually a shade gardening refers to. First of all, let us make a distinction between different types of shades.
1. Partial Shade:
This kind of shading refers to a condition where the place receives direct sunlight for less than 4 hours.
2. Full Shade:
This is a condition where there is no direct sunlight throughout the whole year. There are some plants (like Euphorbia) that can grow well in areas like this.
3. Dry Shade:
If you are planting under some big tree the chances are that apart from being shaded, the place will be very dry. As the water content of the soil is mostly sucked in by the big trees. There are a few plants that can survive in these conditions also.
4. Moist Shade:
In case the planting is near any big water source such as ponds or rivers the soil remains very wet through the season. In this condition plants are never short of water.
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