hello all, first post looking for advice.
I recently built a garden bed out of stacked 2x6 redwoods. my bed is 4' long, 4' wide, 1' high.
I have a 7' high solid vinyl fence that goes east to west. I placed the garden bed 2' from the wall on the north side, so about 2/3 gets full sun and 1/3 gets fully shaded sun all day. I'm in the inland empire socal area so it's pretty hot and sunny here all year round. I'm planning on growing veggies in this 4x4 garden bed for now. do I need one of those covered shades? should I move it to a sunnier area? I bought some young tomato plants and put it on the sunny side with cages. they seem to be growing well so far sprouting green small tomatoes. I also recently planted in young sweet basil and young strawberry plants. they were 30% off at the target garden center. they all seem fine for now. in the fall, when the sun shifts, I may get a more shaded garden bed where mayb 2/3rds or more will be shaded. should I move it now? I should have thought about placement and shade before doing this! I also want to grow romaine lettuce, mint, and maybe some other vegetables soon. looking for advice. thanks.