Q. I am working to establish my own homestead here in Altadena. My biggest motivation is a love for gardening and nature but more importantly to feed my daughter well. In the process of setting up growing space I am trying to maximize it. I have a west facing wall that receives sunlight from early morning until about two and then hides in the shade. I want to cover the wall because it is an unsightly cement structure but the goal is to produce food. I was hoping you might have a suggestion of such a plant, tree, vine or bush that could produce with the limited direct sunlight.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and I appreciate your documentation of your work. It has been an amazing guide for me. I feel a bit like a groupee. 🙂
A. We have a similar situation (with same amount of sunlight), except the wall is our house (which we like to shade to cool the interior of the living room). We’ve planted a passion fruit vine (green all year around and gives tasty fruit).