As usual I had to revamp the whole garden- I suppose it's all about trial and error when you're a beginner. A lot of the vegetables I planted from seed into the front plot became dwarfed because of the lack of sunlight. During the summer they were getting up to 6 hours of direct sun a day but now same little patch only gets 2 hours of sun in the early morning. Such a shame because it is the only plantable land on our rental property.
So I transferred all the veggies- beetroot, garlic, lettuce, onions, peas and mustard greens- from the front into pots on the sunny back porch. Only time will tell if they will survive such cramped living containers. In the shady area I planted some native violet, winter rose and mona lavender which are all apparently happy without a lot of sunlight. Here's hoping I'll still have a little winter harvest at the end of the season.