Most vegetables require at least 6 hours of direct sun each day to produce a good crop. Leafy vegetables, such as leaf lettuce, spinach, collards, Swiss chard, and kale, can be successfully grown in areas that receive 3 to 4 hours of sun. Other possibilities for partial shade include radishes, kohlrabi, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.
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