My order of bare root fruit trees came in today, and I immediately put them in the ground. I planted them in a pattern I learned about in a the film “The Permaculture Orchard“: 2 fruit trees, followed by a nitrogen fixing tree and prevent two fruit trees of the same type from being close to each other. The idea is the nitrogen fixing tree will provide for the fruit trees on each side of it, and if one tree gets attacked by pests or diseased, the problem doesn’t easily just jump next door and take out another tree. I planted at 12 foot intervals, and about half of the trees will be shaded for the first half of the day. The fruit trees and redbuds came from Womack Nursery in De Leon Texas and the 3 nitrogen fixer trees are on order from Cold Stream Farms in Freesoil, Michigan.
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