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Vegetables and Herbs That Thrive in the Shade and How to Care for Them

SHADY LIVING Vegetables and Herbs That Thrive in the Shade and How to Care for Them Herbs are considered the hardiest of all garden plants. Most herbs prefer full sun, but there are many shade-tolerant herbs. Growing herbs for shade is a great way to add color and fragrance to the garden. Basking in the Shade Partial-Shade Herbs Angelica Catnip Size: Height of 2-5 feet Size: Height of 3 feet Planting Notes: Perennial Often grows as a biennial Planting Notes: • Perennial Zone 3 Zones 4-8 Uses: • Not just for cats Uses: • Can be brewed as a tea • Fragrant flowers attract many good insects • Leaves can sweeten acidic fruit like rhubarb Chamomile Cilantro (coriander) Size: Height of 2-3 feet Size: Height of 2-3 feet Planting Notes: • Annual Planting Notes: • Annual Zones 3-9 Zones 3-11 • Cool season plant Uses: • Can be brewed as a tea Brew flowers, not foliage • Flowers at temperatures above 75°F Uses: • Cooking ingredient Costmary Dill Size: Height of 3-4 feet Size: Height of 2-4 feet Planting Notes: • Perennial Planting Notes: • Perennial Often grows as a biennial Zone 4 Zones 3-11 • Well suited to dry climates • Blooms 8 weeks after • Plant in the back of border it sprouts • Don't plant near fennel, will cross-pollinate • Needs full sun to flower Uses: • Leaves can be fragrant bookmarks Uses: • Cooking ingredient • Flavoring for ales and spice wine Fennel Lemon balm Size: Height of 4-6 feet Size: Height of 12-18 inches Planting Notes: Perennial Planting Notes: • Perennial Zone 4 Zone 5 • Don't plant near dill, will cross-pollinate • Aggressive, should plant alone or in a container • Often used in butterfly gardens • Requires adequate drainage Uses: Uses: • Can be brewed as a tea Brew flowers, not foliage • Cooking ingredient Mint Parsley Size: Height of 12-18 inches Size: Height of 12-15 inches, 27-30 inches when blooming Planting Notes: • Perennial Planting Notes: • Annual Zones 3-7 Zone 7 Requires adequate moisture and • Comes in three varieties: flat leaf, curly leaf, and root parsley relatively fertile soil • Best planted by themselves; spreads aggressively • Cool weather plant that struggles in the summer • Numerous varieties Uses: • Cooking ingredient Use spearmint • Nectar plant for small butterflies Uses: • Cooking ingredient • Can be brewed as a tea Use peppermint • Medicinal Rosemary Tarragon Size: Height of 5 feet Size: Height of 3 feet, At 2 feet, prune to keep from toppling ove Planting Notes: • Perennial Planting Notes: • Perennial Zones 7-10 Not hardy in zones cooler than 7 Zones 4-8 Bring indoors when temperatures are below 30°F • Dormant during the winter Uses: Uses: • Ornamental shrub • Cooking ingredient • Cooking ingredient Thyme Size: Height of 6-12 inches Planting Notes: • Perennial Zone 5 • Numerous varieties Uses: • Cooking ingredient Full-Shade Herbs Cardamon Chervil Size: Height of 6-13 inches Size: Height of 12-14 inches Planting Notes: • Perennial Planting Notes: • Perennial Zones 8-11 All zones Grows best in spring and fall Uses: • Cooking ingredient Uses: • Cooking ingredient Use fresh, not dry Ginger Ginseng Size: Height of 8-27 inches Roots take 3-5 years to reach maturity Size: Height of 2-3 feet Planting Notes: • Perennial Planting Notes: • Perennial Zones 9-12 • Requires moist, well-draining soil Zones 3-8 Uses: Uses: • Cooking ingredient • Cooking ingredient • Medicinal Sweet woodruff Violets Size: Height of 6-12 inches Size: Height of 4-6 inches Planting Notes: • Perennial Planting Notes: • Both annual and perennial depending on variety Zones 4-8 Zones 3-8 • Requires moist, well-draining soil Uses: • Flowers are edible Garnish on cakes and pastries Uses: • Great groundcover • Dried in sachets and potpourris • Steep flowers in water for flavoring - Tips to Keep Your Herbs Thriving Shade-tolerant herbs tend to grow tall and lanky, reaching for the sun. Pinch back foliage for bushier herbs and to Prune lower branches of trees to allow in some sunlight. encourage new growth. Try to choose herbs that are native to The majority of shade-tolerant herbs prefer moist, humus-rich soil. woodland settings. Herbs brighten up the shady areas of your yard, smell wonderful, and add fresh flavor to home-cooked meals. What are you waiting for? Grab a trowel and get digging! gardeningknowhow.com advicefromtheherblady.com motherearthliving.com Brought to you by: In Partnership With: CReplacementParts .com GHERGICH&Co.

Vegetables and Herbs That Thrive in the Shade and How to Care for Them

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Start a vegetable and herb garden based on the amount sunlight the garden would receive and what zone you are in. Ginseng, Ginger, Sweet Woodruff, Violets, Chervil and Cardamon plants all can thrive i...

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