Amit Enventres wrote:This is hard to predict without a little more info. Also, everyone's favorite forest edible: MUSHROOMS!!!
I'm in eastern Georgia. Very acidic soil. We have lots of native blackberries all over here, but I always see them in full sun. They also tend to take over everything. I tried blueberries at our old house and had terrible luck with them, but I'm sure it was my mistake. I've been meaning to visit the extension office, which is only a couple miles away, but haven't yet.
We have some mystery berries in the sideyard that I am not sure what they are, and they fell off before I could ID them fully, but they looked like currants.
I am thinking mushrooms might be a later addition when I have a little more experience under my belt, and when the bald spots are a little healthier. The former owners really tore up the ground pretty badly.
Angelika Maier wrote:I live in a similar zone, but in the mountains, the other side of the globe. I grow and sell alpine strawberry plants. I find that they do good in sun and half shade actually I have some in full shade and it is OK. They dont bear as heavily than the other strawberry and I would see them more like a groundcover. There are cultivars which have bigger fruit. The advantage is that the fruit stays off the ground and the slugs can't get them. Many medicinal herbs grow in shade too.
I was looking at one spot edging the trees but should get some sun and thinking it would be nice covered in berry bushes. That sounds like it might be a better spot.
I really appreciate everyone's help. I will look into everything everyone suggests.