There are few things more rewarding than watching your orchard full of fruit trees and berries grow.
Keeping an orchard is a long term investment. Most fruit trees won’t even give you a hint of production in the first three years. When you consider that most have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years, it is a great long term investment.
Before you get started on your backyard orchard, here are a few things that you must consider and prepare for:
Growing and caring for fruit trees is a year-round task. Starting and maintaining an orchard is only as satisfying as the hard work you put into it. It pays to know a few experts or experienced gardeners and fruit growers – get in touch with your local nursery, their input is very helpful. Planning and preparation are the keys. Do not get flustered at this point. Planning and designing is meant to be an exciting step where you can let your creativity run free. An orchard is meant to be like a living thing, always changing and adjusting. If things go wrong, you can always fix it and learn from it. Right now, you just need to plan, plant,
Originally posted on Ask A Prepper