Win a copy of Building Community this week in the City Repair forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • paul wheaton
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Joylynn Hardesty
stewards:
  • r ranson
  • James Freyr
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Ash Jackson
  • thomas rubino
  • Carla Burke

Raised Beds in Full Shade

 
Posts: 3
Location: zone 4b
cat forest garden fungi
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Will raised beds in full shade give any heat/climate benefit?
 
pollinator
Posts: 354
Location: Canadian Prairies - Zone 3b
73
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Respectfully, I am not clear on what you want to achieve. Raised beds require a lot of work and resources, and full shade severely limits what can be grown. Can you tell us your goal? That would really be helpful.
 
Michael Kayy
Posts: 3
Location: zone 4b
cat forest garden fungi
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It's mostly been a curiosity of mine. While I have full shade growing areas, my health situation means I probably won't act on any benefit. This knowledge might help others decide if they want raised beds in full shade, or avoid that extra work in those areas.
 
author
Posts: 49
7
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Michael Kayy wrote:Will raised beds in full shade give any heat/climate benefit?


Here is a great resource for shade-loving edibles.

https://onegreenworld.com/shade-tolerant-plants/

Have you considered growing mushrooms?
https://shop.mushroommountain.com/collections/plug-spawn
 
pioneer
Posts: 97
Location: Sierra Nevada Foothills, Zone 8b
16
dog forest garden fish fungi trees hunting books food preservation building wood heat homestead
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Wow, thanks! That is the best list of shade edibles I have seen yet. The rest of the site isn't too shabby either.
 
snakes are really good at eating slugs. And you wouldn't think it, but so are tiny ads:
Abundance on Dry Land, documentary, streaming
https://permies.com/t/143525/videos/Abundance-Dry-Land-documentary-streaming
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic