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Although I didn't really believe it at first, there are some vegetables that will grow in part sun. I am going to head the the nursery this weekend and find some that will not only grow in the little bed outside the kitchen window, but also be something that we will actually eat.
I am a fussy eater, so that could be a challenge, but after doing a bit of research on the Net I find that kale, oregano (I know, a spice, not a vegetable), broccoli, cauliflower and a few others might do OK here. I plan on pulling out the little electric cultivator and perhaps working in some more of our homemade compost.
I also plan on putting in some salad mixes. According to some sites, growing this in partial shade, especially here in the hot San Fernando Valley
might help to keep the lettuce from bolting as the days start to heat up.
This little project will help me complete a long list of to-do items so I am looking forward to it. Too often, I can come to dread various gardening projects, but this one holds a lot of interest for me.
Here is my list of things to accomplish fairly soon, if not this weekend:
- Visit nursery for transplants and seeds
- Empty mature compost from both compost bins
- Work compost into the bed using electric cultivator
- Plants seeds and transplants
- Adjust/fix soaker irrigation system to minimize leaks
Labels: compost, garden, plant, San Fernando Valley, Vegetable