So most of this year’s bare root trees arrived today (13 of them), and thus I’m planting very shortly. I’ve tried to do as much planning as possible but no time in the world will prepare me.
So I’m therefore looking at some pointers.
The picture shows an approximate size of the lot I’m starting with. The left side of the walking path is going to be a vegetable garden and the right side the orchard. There are many reasons why this should be reversed, but the left side has the majority of the sun and is larger, which is why I went with that. I have more than an acre in the back so there will many more trees in future years while the vegetable garden won’t grow much. The circles on the pictures are drain pits (approximate location) and the septic company don’t think I should worry about it when planting fruit trees.
The soil is very wet during the winter and very solid during summers and consists pretty much o clay.
All trees (13 of them) are on semi-dwarf root stocks and will be pruned every year.
Any pointers, ideas, warnings, etc are welcome. I will most likely plant them on Saturday.