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Health and Community info
A food forest contributes to a diet with more organic options.
Permaculture design embraces food forests which have horizontal layers such as the canopy and a vertical layer such as vines.
You might find the following plants in a Manitoba food forest. These are all routinely available through many garden suppliers.
Known as having a Low drought tolerance, the field mustard (Brassica rapa) is in the Mustard family. It requires a minimum temperature of -13°F.
The fruit/seed period of the field mustard runs from Summer to Summer. It si propogated by Seed and has a bloom period in Late Spring.
In areas with an annual rainfall of between 35 and 55 inches, you might find the field mustard, which is Introduced to MB.
Not every plant species listed as a food forest candidate in Manitoba will thrive in your specific climate or area.
Take a weekend trip to your local garden supply store and learn more about which plants, shrubs and ground cover will be a great fit for your food forest.
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