edibles for soggy soil?
We recently moved to a new location that has a large piece of flat, soggy pasture. The entire property is on a hillside above a drainage, and one of the previous owners did some dirt work in an attempt to build a soccer field. Now there's a flat bench that frequently holds water after even moderate rains. (I miss my old garden already.)
Any suggestions on edibles I could grow in almost-always wet soil? I thought about rice, but I believe that requires more heat (we're at 1,000 ft in the Cascade foothills, on a north-facing slope). I'm not really into ornamentals - I like to keep the land producing food - but I'm not sure what might "thrive" in that environment.
Eventually I'll have to fix the drainage issues, but that won't happen in the near future. Still getting settled in. Cranberries? Any veggies/fruits/nuts come to mind?
Thanks for any suggestions.