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January 16, 2013 - 2:07 pm
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Hello Friends,


I am quite thrilled to see the participation here.

I have a patch behind my house with a huge mango tree.. obviously the reason for the shade.

Is there any vegetable that i can grow here? The soil is indeed good because I don't throw the dried leaves of the tree but just cover them up here.

Also theres a lot of varieties of ants thats thrive here.. Smile


Any help?

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January 31, 2013 - 6:38 pm
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Normally, plants need direct sunlight. We too had couple of mango trees in our backyard, which gave lots of shade. We could not bring up any healthy plants in the shade. There may be few varieties of plants that love to grow in shade. Those shall be tried. Please share your experiences with us.


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February 3, 2013 - 11:14 am
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Try growing root vegetables. I have seen wild yam(in Kerala, it is called kavatthan kizhangu, the Tamil shop vendor told me it is called as ratthavalli kizhangu) growing under the shade of mango tree and jackfruit tree. I guess it is called as purple yam (dioscorea alata). It used the jackfruit tree as a support to climb up. The root veg is kind of like taro root with the texture and it grows huge big clusters. Pigs seem to love this tuber. It's a climber and the leaves of this plant is like betel leaves. It loves lots of water.
Good luck.

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