Nicolas Derome wrote:
Some of those feel like they might take a bit long to bear fruit (for my situation), which of them transplant ok? And I think blueberries wouldn't do well in neutral soils?
I haven't really thought of growing mushrooms before but I suppose it's worth a shot. I've been cutting and pruning trees and bushes, so I have quite a lot of logs, branches and twigs. I could probably get my hands on some straw, pine needles and leaves for finer material too. I'd probably grow them in the moist sandy soil under some dogwoods (which are themselves understory below some maple/willow/tree of heaven). So pretty heavy shade, and my climate has a fairly ordinary temperate climate (avg high of 80F/low of 68F in mid-summer, down to average high of 32f/low of 20F in mid-winter, 2-3 inches of precipitation per month year-round).
I will be trying a lot of the carrot family vegetables (dill, cilantro, bulbous chervil, skirret, carrot, parsley, root parsley, parsnip) although it seems more of those require protection from voles/rabbits. This year I didn't have any and the tops kept getting chewed down, so this year I'll try surrounding the beds in hardware cloth. I'll also be growing garlic, welsh onion, walking onion, maybe bunching onion and leeks, maybe crosnes (tuberous mint), and have already been growing mint family herbs (spearmint, basil, oregano, sage, rosemary, lavender, thyme).