1. Location, location, location
The first step is to think about where you’ll be sowing your seeds. The aspect of your plot – where it faces and how much light it catches – will impact what kind of crops you can effectively grow.
“Edible plants prefer more sun,” Thackeray says. “You can still grow them [in the shade], but you might focus more on leafy greens and herbs as opposed to tomatoes, zucchinis or capsicums – those fruiting crops that you would traditionally grow more in the sun.”
And don’t pretend that short-lived glimmer at golden hour is enough sun for a ray-loving plant, because if these summer lovin’ babies aren’t properly lit, they won’t bear fruit.