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Raised Beds in Full Shade

 
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Will raised beds in full shade give any heat/climate benefit?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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Wow, thanks! That is the best list of shade edibles I have seen yet. The rest of the site isn't too shabby either.
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