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Post  shannon.d.mahaffey on 3/6/2012, 10:33 am

Hello all, I need a little bit more information, thus far everyone has been amazing and has provided so much useful info and has expanded my knowledge. My question is about sun exposure. I understand about having certain items facing north etc... my question is 1. is it better to have the location in 100% direct sunlight from sunrise to sunset or 2. where i want to plant is gonna be in sunlight until about 5pm then I will start having some shade. That is about 10 hours worth of sunshine versus 12 to 14 depending on sunrise time and sunset time. Thank you again, Shannon
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Post  Windsor.Parker on 3/6/2012, 11:13 am

to the forum Shannon,
IMHO, go for the MAXIMUM. You can always use partial-sun or shade-loving plants elsewhere. I wish I had your choices. Most areas in my garden see only 6-8 hours of sunshine on the BEST of days.
Good luck gardening, and if you haven't already DO read ANSFG by Mel Bartholomew. It's indispensible AND FUN to read.
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Post  GWN on 3/6/2012, 11:24 am

I would also go for the max, because if you think about it, "sun until 5 pm", which day of the year is that?
I did that last year figuring where to put my greenhouse and then realized that for most of the year, the sun would set much earlier on that spot.
It changes, and so would 5 pm be on the longest day of the year, in which case it would be earlier the rest... Smile
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Post  Squat_Johnson on 3/6/2012, 12:11 pm

My garden gets sun until about 5, and it is plenty. On the plus side, when it gets July, and I want to garden after work, it is cooler.

So, go with whichever is closer to the house and a water supply.


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Post  rod champion on 3/6/2012, 12:21 pm

I am no pro-- but full sun means 6 hours of sunlight. It seems to me the plant you are raising should determine whether it is morning or evening. Afternoon sun in the summer is Hot. Morning sun is cooler.

My corn and tomatoes are going to get all sun to ripen + corn

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Post  shannon.d.mahaffey on 3/6/2012, 4:19 pm

Well after much debate I went with the location where the bed will be in direct sunlight from sunrise to 5:00pm every day. I watched the locations and right at 5:00pm the shade starts to hit one end, and it takes about 1 hour for it to be completely shaded. So if the sun rises abt 6:30 to 7:00am, I will have about 10 hours of direct sunlight, I think that should be plenty. Thank you every one.
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