Due to mobility (and other) issues, I can't just put the veggies I want to grow into the ground. I need them to be at a level which doesn't require bending. In the past, I've used "dead refrigerators" (filled with dirt) as elevated planters; but, the (LED) "mercury vapor light" wasn't an issue back then. NOW, the only place I have to set some up are within the the "range" of that light, which is up on my power pole and comes on automatically.
I'm wanting to plant (primarily) yellow and zucchini squash, spaghetti squash, sweet potatoes, green cabbage, green peas, carrots, tomatoes, peppers (bell, banana and Anaheim), onions, garlic, ginger, and cantaloupe. I (also) have some heirloom corn seeds; but, an earlier post I read indicated that it would probably do fine, even if I planted it right under the power pole. There seemed to be conflicting opinions regarding the tomato and pepper plants.
All these plants are "heirloom;" and, if the supply chain gets so disrupted that food becomes hard to get (financially or otherwise) I want to "have my 6 covered." About the only area I could set up to grow away from the light would be in an area which would also be shaded from afternoon sun light.
In many ways, I'm quite a novice at this; so, any suggestions would be useful. (Probably to a lot of other folks as well, given the state of things right now...)