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I found some land that is suitable in many ways, except most of it has a gentle slope to the north. I hope to grow vegetables. Does anyone know how detrimental the slope would be? Thank you so much.

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Beds should run east - west. If the slope gets 8 (6 minimum) hours of sun you're OK.
 

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Depends a lot on your location. In a southern latitude of 30 degrees a 5% slope will only decrease insolation by about 2%. In a more northern location of 45 degrees latitude it'll decrease by about 10%. That's enough to delay your spring planting by 2-3 weeks in an area with an already short growing season.

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Depends on the degree of slope and the height of trees around your garden area.

Too many nearby trees will shade your slope and you'll never get any sun.

You can always put in some terraces. That's what I did in my shady garden. Unfortunately they made an ideal habitat for some tunneling critter(s) which keeps digging through the terraces.

Shady northern slopes in some areas are ideal habitat for ginseng. Supposedly a good money making crop.
 
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