Not in dense shade. But many fruits and vegetables can grow well in partial shade. When planning your garden, keep in mind that noon and afternoon sun are more intense than morning sun. A location receiving three to four hours of sunlight is a good candidate for: broccoli rabe, kale, cabbage, chard, turnips, spinach, arugula, all Asian greens, radishes, peas, leaf lettuce and beets. You'll notice that many of these are leafy vegetables. Carrots, onions, parsnips, cucumber and celery need only five hours of sun. Some vegetables, such as pole beans, tomatoes and peppers, actually benefit from a little late-afternoon shade when summer sun gets intense. Rhubarb and horseradish are perennial crop options that can handle partial shade. Small fruits such as blackberries, blueberries and strawberries will tolerate some shade and still produce a crop.