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We have a space along the north side of our house that is shady most of the day. We are wondering what we can plant there. It is right beside the house and we would like to put something that is edible in that space? We wanted to put in strawberries but decided it was probably too shady for them.

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Strawberries will have a difficult time growing in that spot because they need to have at least eight full hours of sun during the growing season. Fruits, vegetables and herbs also need to have at least six to eight hours of sunlight so putting something edible in that particular location will not work well.

Below I have included two links that list plants that you may want to consider as alternatives.  The first is a list of annual flowers that grow well in shadier locations and the second is a list of perennials. 



https://extension.usu.edu/boxelder/files/uploads/Horticulture%20Files/Annuals%20for%20Shade.pdf

https://extension.usu.edu/boxelder/files/uploads/Horticulture%20Files/Perennials%20for%20Shade.pdf

Posted on 10 Oct 2008

Heidi Wayman
Horticulture Intern, Salt Lake County

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