Am interested in the whole idea of creating a forest garden, but have been put off by the following:
"The experience of Fruit and Nut is that food yields in forest gardening situations in wet cool climates tend to be very low - one rule of thumb being ten percent of the yield that might be expected in a conventional orchard or vegetable plot." (http://www.fruitandnut.ie/forestgardening.html)
Has anyone else had any experience of this in this country? Sounds like a great idea, but maybe our climate is just plain wrong for it?
We live in the southwest in what would be a relatively exposed coastal location, but there is an abundance of native trees - oak, holly, birch, hazel etc. - growing wild all around us, so the land definitely suits (some) trees.
Any thoughts welcome.