It looks like your garden gets a lot of indirect light so it seems there's a fair amount of what you can grow! You're already growing lots of suitable herbs like chives and lemon balm. Different varieites of mint would also do well, and some larger herbs such as sweet cicely and lovage. Or perennial leafy veggies such as sorrel and Good king Henry. The most shade tolerant fruits are currants, gooseberries, loganberry, tayberry and sour cherry - does your climate allow you to grow these? As far as annual veggies are concerned, the best ones for shade are leafy veggies such as mustard greens, pakchoy, chard or lettuce (you're also already growing some of these too).
Awesome thread, thank you for joining us Vera. I love how the daily-ish opens me up to new threads.
I am on 7 shady acres of oak and pine (2% maple, but still trying to find them!) in central NJ, 45 minutes from the ocean. We have sandy loam, and growing in the ground is not viable without a lot of soil remediation. We do have 4 raised beds that get morning til mid afternoon sun. But those also get raided by the deer. I do have a lovely front porch, which faces east. I will be pressing hanging baskets and porch railing planters into service this spring. We have grown basil and rosemary in pots on the porch, which allow quick access when needed for a recipe. I will be trying some of the shade tolerant edibles listed in this post.
I have purchased some berry bushes and small fruittrees. I dug out some of the loam and added topsoil. I set them up in the sunniest area in the front yard, and fenced it in with 8' mesh.
We compost all our kitchen wastes. and shred leaves when it's not raining.Thank you to everyone on permies for all you do!
Ever optimistic tree hugger. Dreams of food forest on our Pinelands plot.