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Gardening

full sun/partial shade....what do these really mean

cleopatra999 | May 3, 200908:08 AM     5

I am planning where to plant things, trying out some new areas. I am watching where the sun falls right now, however being quite far north our sun always stays in the south, even in the summer it never gets directly above.

when my books or seed packs say 'full sun' does this mean direct sun for 8 hrs a day? how many hrs of shade does partial shade mean?

I was planning a whole bunch of new veg in the front of my house (west facing), but I am second guessing, just because of where the eves and trees are, they get a lot of shade until about 3pm, then sun for the rest of the day/eve which is till about 10pm.

any suggestions/thoughts?

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