Hi, few days ago i went to a workshop on edible forest gardens. The teacher recommended to create a wind break with plants for protecting the plants in the forest.
But i was wondering, are there any cases where wind can be good for the forest garden?
Is it recoomendable for any plants or for the forest garden( as a whole ) to create spaces without wind break ( with wind)?
I been reading the book edible forest gardens 2 and in the book they recommend to create diversity of spaces... so, do you think creating a space with a lot of wind can be useful for something? for what?
I think that some species grow stronger root systems and trunks/stems if they have a little wind.
Maybe if you have an overly wet boggy area you want to dry out.
Those are stretches, but all I can think of.
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here in wonderful western Pennsylvania
it has been raining all of June
most storms come with little wind
so the rain, lack of sunlight, lack of wind, and humidity
are a good recipe for mold, mildew, slugs and insects
so the strategy here is to:
no windbreaks to allow for air movement
thin out lower limbs
plant at wider spacings
keep ground cover in check (chop and drop) as it grows quickly
forgo canopytrees to allow more sunlight (clouds are the canopy here)
Ronaldo Montoya wrote:Im in tropical arid climate, im in a valley in Peru where there is sun all the year, but theres also a little wind in the days and in the nights in winter there is more wind ( but not that much).
Here never rains but we have a lot of water from the river.
Ive read that using wind breaks increase the production of the forest garden.
So based in your experience , do you think its good ( in my specific case) to cover all the land with wind breaks? or should I leave spaces with winds?
Or maybe theres not gonna be too much difference because of my climate?
what do you recommend me?
Each situation is different but in your case, it would seem to me, that you would want to reduce the wind moving over your property so as to reduce the evaporation of water.
Less wind=less evaporation=less irrigation.
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