I would like to put a raised garden about 2x8 feet 6 inches deep but the area is covered in thick moss. If I cover it with a pourous plastic sheeting under the garden dirt will the moss die? Is a shady area good for tomatoes and vegetables? Currently it gets some morning and afternoon sun

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Moss is usually a sign that there is too much shade for anything else to grow. Think of old trees, moss is usually found on the North side of the stems where the sun don't shine.

Vegetables and certainly tomatoes need a lot of direct sunlight. I think you'll have to reconsider the location for your vegetable garden.

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    When moss is the primary weed in an area , you can even forget about growing a good lawn , much less vegetables. Aug 13, 2020 at 14:53

Have you considered flowers or herbs? As long as you have a little sun, herbs should do okay, also your basic shade flowers and coleus should do fine.

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