Tree vs Garden

When we bought our house, one of the things we fell in love with was the yard.  There’s a lovely perennial garden and lots of mature trees. In fact, one of our favourite things to do in the summer is relaxing in the shade. However, we also blame this shade for the poor yield in our vegetable garden. We have these overgrown elm hedges that are over fifteen feet tall, our garden gets full sun for about five hours at the height of summer. In the past two years, we’ve produced one medium size fuzzy melon, a handful of tomatoes (they almost never make it to the kitchen), three peas, some radishes that are the size of marbles, and stumpy carrots. Quite sad, really. We hope to have better yield this year so we’ve decided to cut those hedges down to a more reasonable height.  I really hope to grow some vegetables to supplement our local food diet.

Any suggestions for vegetables that are easy to grow from seeds?

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