I have a small plot for my vegetable garden in my backyard. It only gets about 5 or 6 hours of sunlight a day due to the shade from my house. Can I plant any vegetables or herbs that require that few hours of sunlight a day?
Hours of Sunlight Needed for Vegetables
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Most vegetable plants will grow in an area that gets 5-6 hours of sun. They may not grow as large as plants who get more sun, but 5 hours is the minimum for vegetables to be able to produce a worthwhile crop. So, I think you can plant anything you like there. But there are some veggies that do best in that light condition. These include lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and spinach.