And I'm trying to come up with a business plan for my orchard/farm idea with my oldest present son, who is really enthused in the idea. We have to figure out how many acres we need to make a decent living, how to deal with the delayed production of standard apple trees, what it is going to cost to get started, etc... Ironically enough, my farming game addiction is paying off here, because the layering techniques that worked so well there can actually be applied to even better effect in real life. What I should do is to clear off one of the "farms" and grid out this plan.
So far I have (listed in order of permanency):
- Standard apple trees planted 30' apart
- Hazelnuts, also on a 30' grid staggered between the standard apples.
- Dwarf apple trees (M9???) planted on a 6' grid which overlays the previous two.
(edited out because I wanted to retain the post but not the rest of the crap)