Which Plants Need Afternoon Sun?

Q. I live in Durango Co. I have my garden on the west side of my house. It gets the afternoon sun. What plants would do the best there?

A. All vegetable plants need direct sunlight to flourish and produce a crop. All plants that produce fruit (generically speaking), as opposed to those which just produce leaves, need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. And the more sunlight they have the better and faster they’ll grow – and the more fruit they’ll produce.

If you have at least 6 hours of direct sun on your garden you can try most any plant. Just remember to adjust your expectations according to the hours of sunlight your garden receives.

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