After seeing my new gardens, Bob writes:
“Question: in planning a garden the advise is always to have at least 6 hours
of good sunshine. Your photos of the beds you have prepared seem to show a lot of sun and shadows. What is your answer
regarding the sunshine question?”
I wrote back:
“In the Deep South it is less important. Still, it’s a little more shade than I would like. Greens ought to do fine, but we’ll have to see how peppers, tomatoes and other sun-lovers do in the spring.”
The more tropical the sun, the less you need. In Grenada I could get away with half sun or less for supposedly full-sun crops. In Citra, Florida I planted yard-long beans underneath the all-day shade of a roof overhang and they still produced plenty of beans just from the light reflected from the grass and wall. But, as always, experience is the best teacher. There are too many trees around the garden, which is something I cannot control right now. We’ll wait and see.