Posted: 13/02/2012 at 14:50
Probably plants which tends to bolt such as lettuce, pak choi, parsley (mushrooms). They seems to cope better in a shade. We had reasonable results with french beans, peas, nasturtiums, swiss chard. Carrots were a bit small. We also grow runner beans on sunnier part and sweet peas on the shady part to provide at least a bit of interest. Courgettes planted in previous years struggled in cold summers and suffered from mildrew in the shade. They also searched for light so I thought why not to try a climbing courgette "Tromboncino" as it might get more light and sunshine in the higher position. After reading the article above, I also will try to grow brocoli in the shade.