Garden Plans: Vegetables that Grow in Partial Shade

Some vegetables like the shade!

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Lettuce and beets grow well in partial shade.

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Below are garden plans for partial shade. After you review the examples below, enjoy hundreds more garden plans with a free 7-day trial of the Almanac Garden Planner here.

For background, most vegetables and herbs require at least six hours of sunlight a day to grow, but some plants will tolerate partial shade. Great shade-tolerant vegetables include:

  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Parsley
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach

Garden Plans

The garden plans below are “partial shade” so they will also have sun-loving plants in them.  For example, the first plan probably has shade on the left where the leafy greens are but the squash and tomatoes on the right will need full sun.  Likewise, the third plan probably has shade at the top but full sun elsewhere because corn, beans, squash and tomatoes all like full sun.

1. Partial Shade Garden Plan: Home Garden

Garden Size:  52’ 11” x 37’ 11”
Garden Type:  Home garden
Sun or Shade:  Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type:  Heavy / Clay soil


See plant lists and more details about this garden here.

2. Partial Shade Garden Plan: Traditional Rows

Garden Size:  32’ 1” x 30’ 1”
Garden Type:  Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout:  Traditional layout - rows etc
Sun or Shade:  Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type:  Good soil


See plant list and more details about this garden here.

3. Small Garden Plan: Community Garden

Garden Size:  22’ 5” x 29’ 5”
Garden Type:  Backyard / back garden
Garden Layout:  Traditional layout - rows etc
Sun or Shade:  Partial Shade
Garden Soil Type:  Good soil

See full plant list and more details about this garden here.

Free Garden Planner

We have highlighted sample plans here, however, you can find hundreds of free garden plans using our Almanac Garden Planner tool—which will customize your planting and harvesting dates! Try a 7-day free trial of the Almanac Garden Planner here.

 

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The Old Farmer's Almanac Garden Planner. This article was originally published in 2014 and is regularly updated.

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