Win a copy of Grocery Story 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 experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
stewards:
  • Mike Jay
  • paul wheaton
  • Joseph Lofthouse
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Steve Thorn
  • James Freyr
  • Greg Martin
  • Dave Burton
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Dan Boone

What to plant in the shade?

 
pollinator
Posts: 463
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
We made an unintentional hugelkultur bed out of our old pond--before learning about hugulkultur. It's about three feet deep, eight feet diameter, and filled with a lot of branches, trimmings, etc, and is in the process of being covered in topsoil from another part of the garden. It's situated right underneath a mature horse chestnut and gets pretty much no sun in the summer, and minimal sun in the winter. I was thinking of growing something edible for our free-ranging 7 chickens, but will anything actually grow there? It's at the southern edge of our very small garden, and is also in the rain shadow of the tree (obviously).
 
pollinator
Posts: 2408
Location: Massachusetts, Zone:6/7, AHS:4, Rainfall:48in even Soil:SandyLoam pH6 Flat
136
forest garden solar
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I know that the onion family, the currant family, the blackberry family and strawberry will grow under the shade. you could try the seaberry it normally get a 30lbs per shurb yeild in reg sun, and you could also try out the autumn olive family. Then there is the artic kiwi (not regular or hardy, but artic) and bird ear bug so any flowering plant that will attract bugs for them to eat.
 
Whatever. Here's a tiny ad:
September-October Homestead Skills Jamboree 2019
https://permies.com/wiki/118704/permaculture-projects/September-October-Homestead-Skills-Jamboree
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!