Vegetables That Grow Well in Shade: "By far, the safest bet for a shady spot in the garden is a leafy green such as lettuce (Lactuca sativa), arugula (Eruca sativa), collards (Brassica oleracea var. acephala), kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) , mustard (Brassica juncea), spinach (Spinacea oleracea) and Swiss chard (Beta vulgaris)."
By far my favourite kind of salad. And a lesson in assertiveness too... I spent years chomping through salad that I didn't like until I decided that I like rocket. I like rocket. Nic LIKES ROCKET. And that's that.