Nicole Alderman wrote:
Wasabi Wood/Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca) yummy little strawberries: Wild violet (Viola odorata) edible, tasty flower Bunchberry (Cornus canadensis) Wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella): In the damper areas. Looks like cute little shamrocks and tastes like bright sunshine--a sweet and lemony flavor. Sheep sorrel(Rumex acetosella): also seems to tolerate shade. A sweet, "lemony" leaf. Very tasty! Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata): Tasty, mild green. Siberian Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia sibirica): Sometimes tasty, sometimes tastes like dirt. The one's growing wild on my property taste like dirt :(. Make sure you're getting a tasty variety. Licorice Fern: Grows on mostly maple trees that are growing in shady wet areas Mushrooms! As long as you're not trying to grow them in a puddle, that is!
Trailing blackberry: Not really a vine, but kind of takes up that zone Boysenberry: Licorice fern: Not a vine, but it grows up on trees, so it thought I'd mention it here, too.
Red Huckleberry (Vaccinium parvifolium): Likes to grow on WesternRed cedar stumps and debri. Will fruit in full sun to dappled light/part-shade, maybe even full shade. Will grow in wetlands if growing on a log raised above the water stink currant (probably other currants as well) Nettle(Urtica dioica): Seems to handle shady and part shade rather well. Tasty leaves. Some manage to eat the raw without getting stung. I cook mine! Probably only want to eat 1-2 times per week, as it can cause damage to kidneys if consumed in LARGE amounts. Very nutritious plant, and a good source of protein, too! Cascade Huckleberry ()Vaccinium deliciosum: Only partial shade Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis):Doesn't fruit in full shade, but grows there and fruits in dappled light. Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus): Fruits in part shade[/list]
Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa): fruits in part shade on my property. Berries not edible unless processed carefully. Even then, not everyone agrees that they're edible. Flowers are edible. Devil's Club: Shoots are edible, but i haven't tried them. The plant is medicinal. It's giant and thorny, though... Sword fern: Supposedly the tubors are edible, but I haven't tried them Lady fern: Supposedly, the "fiddleheads" are edible, but I haven't tried them. Currant: My sink currant fruits in part shade, and grows in dappled forest (might fruit there, too.) Not sure about other currants, though... Blackcap raspberry (Rubus leucodermis): supposedly likes part shade. I haven't tested this though. The berries are delicious. Gooseberry
Maarten Smet wrote:My biggest concern would be compaction of the current soil by adding new soil, suffocating the tree roots as they no longer can get oxygen. I would just add enough cardboard/paper to kill of the grass/moss and just enough wood chips/mulch to keep the cardboard/paper from flying away with the wind.