Creating your own garden in the dynamic agroforestry is easy and fun. You learn a lot about nature and how plants harmonize together. And of course you can look forward to a very rich yield!
Dynamic agroforestry uses and reinforces natural principles. Three principles are used above all:
With these principles you create a dynamic system.
The diversity refers to:
Biodiversity: genus (trees, shrubs, grasses, etc.) or by species (conifers, deciduous trees, etc.) or families (daisy family, umbelliferae, etc.).
The greater the biodiversity of species, the more stable and healthy your garden will be.
Nature leaves no room unused, neither horizontally nor vertically. In the dynamic agroforestry is therefore densely planted to make optimal use of the space. Of course, not all plants like to grow together, but in most cases, high density promotes growth dynamics and plant health.
A few examples:
The high density in a dynamic plot has many advantages. In order for the plants to stay healthy and grow your favorite plants well and yield enough, the timely cut is important.
By cutting the plants you moderate the plant system and create light for your favorite plants. By cutting you also produce biomass that is distributed on the soil, keeps it moist and provides long-term nutrients. In many plants, the cut also stimulates growth and thus increases the growth dynamics.
We distinguish five important cutting techniques:
It should also be noted at the same time the composition of the plants, ideally for a DAF plot applies:
Maximum 50% useful plants, i.e. plants that can serve as food for humans and animals.
At least 25% plants that improve the soil. These are, for example, plants such as lupine, broom, pea or bean, which are mainly used for so-called green manuring, the targeted cultivation of plants that are used to improve the soil. These bind nitrogen in the soil and, due to their deep roots, loosen the lower soil layers. At the same time, they can carry water upwards.
At least 25% local and native plants. These are best found by going out into nature and looking around. These are especially adapted to the local microfauna and can, for example, drive away insect pests with their local strong smell.
The 50-25-25 distribution is the optimal distribution of plants, which does not necessarily have to be achieved. However, it has been shown in recent years that if these principles are followed, the plants grow faster. They are not only better cared for, but also more resistant to diseases and pests.
With our planting plans you have direct instructions on how to best combine the plants. In addition, we have an overview of which plants you need to buy. Of course you can combine everything as you like and realize your own ideas!