Gardening and plant placement in an overcast climate
July 5, 2013 2:37 PM Subscribe
How does living in an area with near-constant overcast skies affect the placement of plants that are labeled "Full Sun", "Part Sun/Part Shade" or "Shade"?
posted by echolalia67 to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Disclosure: I'm pretty knowledgeable about plants but I've never been able to find a satisfactory answer to this question: If a large part of your garden's growing season has overcast skies (like here in San Francisco's Outer Lands neighborhoods) and thus diffused light with few sunny or shady spots, do the normal rules about plant placement apply?
I suspect that having ample diffused light during the longest days of the year means that some "Sun/Full Sun" plants might actually do okay in areas that would normally be in shade during sunny days (and vice versa for some "Part Shade/Shade" plants). Your wisdom is humbly appreciated, mighty hive mind.