Re: Herb plants for shady ground

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Posted by quiltguy on December 26, 2002 at 13:26:21:

In Reply to: Re: Herb plants for shady ground posted by Newt on October 27, 2002 at 13:00:54:

: : Hello,

: : I live in southeastern PA and just moved into a place that has woods all around. My former place had full sun front and back, so I was able to grow a lot of veggies and herbs, but now I'm not sure what I can grow. I like basil, cilantro, thyme, dill, sage, rosemary, and the like, and I'd like to turn a small plot outside my door into an herb garden, but I don't know what the likelihood is that any such things will grow there. The patch gets a little bit of full sun at midday, but nothing much after that.

: : Any advice?

: : Thanks!

: Hi Priscilla,

: You can do a search at www.google.com and use quotes and a plus sign like this: "herbs" + "part sun"

: Good luck in your new home,
: Newt
It's daunting, herbs without sun. parsley will work, basil and thyme. they'll be a little spindly, but should work for you. plant double what you feel you need, in case the flavors aren't up to snuff. if you've got the room, try one or two more. you never know what else might work. don't overfertilize thinking you'd be helping for lack of sun, it doesn't work that way. Is it possible to take out a few trees? it's your property, do what you want. you'll then have a good firewood supply, and an herb garden worthy of its name and your time and energy. Good luck, and enjoy

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