Fruits, Vegetables and Perennial Foods that Grow in Shade
Thank you for write this piece. I will look for other work of yours.
Good to know on the currants wanting shade! I've ordered a few bushes for this spring and that will help me situate them. I'm also in central VT so your info is quite helpful. Thanks!
I enjoy floral jellies. For me Pomona Pectin works really well. I try to avoid regular table sugar.
Great ideas here! Thank you.
So the hosta plants, that were here when we moved in, under the red cedars but definitely purchased from a nursery or garden store, these guys I can sauté and eat ? I am enamored with this concept - thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration .
Love today's column. Growing in the shade is something we all deal with but it can be made to work. One perennial I have been growing for decades is Comfrey. I was given an original Bocking 14 root clump about 30 years ago. Comfrey is one of the few plant sources of Vitamin B12. It also has more protein than alfalfa. It spreads by its roots and propagating it is done by running it over with a rototiller. The leaves can be harvested and dried like tobacco. Chickens love it. I can attest that it does not cure a hangover.
love love love the dandelion information last week and am definitely on the lookout for wild violets and lilacs for some jelly!
This is so useful for me, even though we live in different continent - not much sunshine in our plot in middle of the forest either. We have the best chanterelle year ever and somehow I should find time for raspberries, blueberries, crowberries and red currant too!
Quite late with this comment, but this is extremely helpful for me. This is exactly what I need for shady, unused areas.
Excellent information as always...really have me thinking about shade growing fruits. For me that would be to find an area in a nearby forest preserve seldom "visited" by people. However, are deer, squirrel, birds also attracted to these fruits? I think it might be more of a feeding the wildlife than me harvesting them....but still, are these plants grown from seed? Thanks!
Also working on my raised strawberry bed.