Vegetables That Grow in Shade

There are many vegetables that grow in shade. These are my favorites that you can easily grow in shade or partial shade.  

Shade vegetable gardening isn’t difficult. In this post, you will learn that growing these vegetables is not difficult at all.

Vegetables That Grow in Shade: Shade Vegetables

vegetables that grow in shade arugula
Arugula
shade vegetable baby spinach
Spinach

The shade-grown vegetables on this list need 2-3 hours of sunlight every day to grow successfully. More than 3 hours will suffer.

Mibuna

Swiss chard

Leaf lettuce

Arugula

Spinach

Collard greens

Rhubarb

Mache

Cress

Mustard greens

Bok choy

Claytonia

Tatsoi

Partial Shade Vegetables

carrots harvest
Carrots
green onions
Green Onions

The partial shade garden needs 3-4 hours of sunlight per day.

Full sun is not recommended (especially if you live in a warm climate). They will also not grow well if they get too much shade.

Rutabaga

Beets

Green onions

Carrots

Radish

Kohlrabi

Endive

Bush beans

Turnip

Scallions

Parsnips

Peas

Leeks

Kale

Partial Sun Vegetables

vegetables that grow in shade baby cucumber
Cucumber
vegetables that grow in shade broccoli harvest
Broccoli

The partial sun garden needs 4 to 6 hours of sunlight every day. These vegetables grow in the shade but with more sunlight, they will obtain better results.

If the plants get more sun they will produce more vegetables.

Celery

Pole beans

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Asparagus

Garlic

Broccoli

Cucumber

Radicchio

Brussels sprouts

Zucchini

Squash

Potatoes

Broccoli raab

Cherry tomatoes

I hope that this extensive list encourages them to grow in their garden. Some take a short time to grow and others do not, we usually plant several species at home because we like them very much.