I’ve spent the past couple of days clearing out this spot to make room for my strawberries. I pulled weeds, hoed, raked rocks and sticks aside, and turned what was an overgrown area into a nice place to plant.
I’d planned on hoeing up mounded rows to transplant my strawberries to, and I was going to mulch all around the rows with straw to create a nice weed free home for my plants to get established in before next Spring.
But after all the work was done and I sat back very pleased with myself, it occurred to me that the majority of the time I’d worked on clearing this area, I had been in the shade.
And then I asked myself, “Self, do strawberries grow in partial sun?”
My gardening books answered that one for me, with a big, fat NO.
Strawberries do not do well in partial shade. Well, most varieties don’t anyways.
You just don’t know how tempted I was to plant them there anyways. I NEED to get them transplanted now! But my better judgment came in and I knew it would be a waste of time and effort to put my little plants somewhere where they wouldn’t thrive.
And so, I am now left wondering what to plant in this garden spot now that it’s all nice and ready to go. What grows well in partial sun? Potatoes? Peanuts?? Anything in particular that you would recommend?
I also get to try to find somewhere else to put my strawberries. Fooey.