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Post  jerikson on 10/9/2011, 12:47 am

I am an apartment dweller in the Dallas, TX area whose outside area faces north and gets no direct sunlight and I'm hoping to be able to raise at least a few shade tolerant vegetables.

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Post  janezee on 10/9/2011, 11:01 am

Welcome!
Whew, that's a tough one. Well, you'll get a little morning and evening sun in May, June and July, and being in Texas, My guess is that it will be a lot hotter than here. (our high this summer was 81 for one day!)
Mesclun mix and Asian greens seem to be your best options according to this chart.
http://www.motherearthnews.com/shade-tolerant-vegetables-zm0z11zsto.aspx

The best part is that you don't need much room for them!
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Post  sfg4uKim on 10/9/2011, 4:49 pm

LOL still waiting for the Mother Earth article to come up.

In the meantime here's another:
http://www.examiner.com/green-culture-in-mankato/40-fruits-vegetables-and-herbs-that-will-grow-partial-shade

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Post  KathyRRozier on 10/13/2011, 4:47 am

Hello Everyone ,
I am Kathy Rozier and I am Gardener . I am newbie here .Also I like to read novels as well as landscaping

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 10/13/2011, 8:50 am

Hey jerikson, it's great to have another Texan on board! No direct sunlight will certainly pose it's challenges. However, you aren't the first person to face this problem. There are a few plants that do well in shade gardens. Annuals like impatiens, bulbs like hostas, shrubs like azaleas, and even some veggies like lettuce just to name a few possibilities.

Is there a chance you have some direct sunlight that would allow a little container gardening that becomes portable? If so, and you have a bit larger space, you may check into TableTop gardens here on the forum by using the search feature at the bottom left of the page. TableTops, or TTs for short around here, can also be made mobile when they are built.

Feel free to search around the forum and ask questions as they come up. That's what we are here for.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 10/13/2011, 8:52 am

Kathy, while it's nice to have you here, it would be better if you posted you introduction in your own thread by clicking the "new topic" button instead of just replying in someone else's. We would love to welcome you the proper way without stealing jerikson's thunder.
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Post  Luci Dawson on 10/13/2011, 9:01 am

Great info janezee and kzroman! Thanks a heap!!!
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