Herb for shady area?

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Kchar

New Member
Hi, everyone! I have a raised bed vegetable garden. One small corner (about 3' by 6') is now in relative shade (adjacent tree grew larger than anticipated!). I have enough remaining vege garden space that I am not worried about this portion, but I would like to utilize it. Are there herbs that do good in a shady area, or a vegetable? Thanks (as always) for your help.

~Kimberly
 

Blueaussi

New Member
Mints, bee balm, some sages, anise hyssop, chives,sweet woodruff, and lemon balm will all tolerate shade. Here in the south, bee balm actually needs some shade; but I have a friend in Vermont who has the largest bee balm I've ever seen, and hers is in full sun.

Oregano does better in full sun, but can tolerate partial or light shade.
 

Kchar

New Member
Thank you so much! Those would be great, and the raised beds will keep some of the more invasive varieties contained. I appreciate the input!

~Kimberly
 

Kya D

Active Member
Here are some ideas
Sweet woodruff
Anise hyssop
Wild ginger
Parsley
Shiso
Lemon balm
Spicebush
 

gonepostal

New Member
Kchar-------just a note-----mints will spread everywhere!!!! Unless you dont mind it taking over your grden-it's best to keep them in their own separate containers.


Kya------this wild ginger--can it grow anywhere--or does it have to be a "warmer" climate?
 

Blueaussi

New Member
You know, a lot of people complain about mint, but I've never really seen it as a problem. Yes, it runs, but I let it run under shrubs and established perennials. If it gets too big, I yank a handful out. If it runs into the grass, well, it smells good when I mow.
 

SandiB

New Member
You know, a lot of people complain about mint, but I've never really seen it as a problem.
I agree! If my mints grow outside their area I either dig up & transplant somewhere else or freecycle.
The mint is by the deck step so when you walk on or off the deck and brush against it or the wind blows...its sooo nice to smell :)
 


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