I have done a vegetable garden this year for the first time in slightly raised beds. The plants got successively smaller the closer they got to my next door neighbor's pine tree even though I had amended the soil this year. Even though our yards have a fence in between, some needles make their way onto my side. They got the same amount of sun and I couldn't figure out what was going on, and then I realized it was probably years of this pine being there.
I am going to be moving perennials over to the bed this fall but will continue mixing in vegetables in with them next year. I also have a dog. What plants/vegetables will do well next to this pine tree and are not poisonous to dogs?
I was thinking of doing carrots, potatoes and strawberries for my vegetables/fruit. For perennials, all I can think of are lilies/ day-lilies. I had swiss chard and peas closest to them and they didn't grow much at all. Tomatoes were also there, a bit farther (5 ft away), but half the size of other tomatoes elsewhere in my garden.
Exposure to sun at peak season is full for at least 6 hours a day and shade for the rest. Depends on time of year though, I have a shed that blocks the sun when the sun is too low.