We're in zone 5/4 and have mature spruces. There is quite a lot of sun on the southern edge, and deep shade under the trees and to the north. Blueberries survived, but were nibbled to the ground by rabbits; more plants would probably reduce the damage. My husband has routed rainwater from the roof to the area, but the soil is still hard and dry.
Would this be a good place to try hugelkulture with yew shrub prunings? Would it be quicker, and what do you think of using raised beds?
What do you think of high bush blueberry, low bush blueberry and lingonberry?
If we go with the hugelkulture, how much longer would it take?