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Greetings! I've been slowly working the yard for about 3 years now. The latest trial was broadcasting some random grass seeds. I share a household, I'm not the one who did it and couldn't tell you all of what had grown and recently, seen the end of its time.

So! My turn. I would like to plant something that flowers but doesn't need full sun. I'm located in LA, on the west coast. It's going to get pretty dry and hot in the next couple of months, and would like to know what you think would be the most beneficial thing to plant? Pollinator plants, nitrogen fixers, succulents? Preferably something edible. Which and what would work best? The area is about 11ft x 7ft.

I try to water every 3-4 days, but am thinking about installing drip irrigation lines so I can turn it on, get ready for work, and turn it off before I leave. Should I ask for recommendations here or on another category?

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Garlic chives make a good ground cover and tasty food.
 
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Most herbs love spots like yours, you can even mix culinary and medicinal herbs should you want to go that route.

Other plants to consider are; any of the squashes, the shade will actually help them not wilt in your heat.
with the drip irrigation in place, lettuce might do pretty well but the heat would turn it more bitter if it didn't kill it.

We have a shaded space fairly similar to yours. We use the space for our culinary herbs, rosemary, chives, cilantro, mints, basil, sage, parsley, thyme, tarragon, etc.
The space gives us all the herbs we use on a daily basis plus some that aren't used as much.

 
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Bryant RedHawk wrote:We have a shaded space fairly similar to yours. We use the space for our culinary herbs, rosemary, chives, cilantro, mints, basil, sage, parsley, thyme, tarragon, etc.
The space gives us all the herbs we use on a daily basis plus some that aren't used as much.




Ah! Great idea! I've been wanting to plant some rosemary and thyme. Thank you!
 
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