Today I tore out my failing fruit trees and tossed them into the burn pile. The soil here is poor and not well suited for the location these trees were planted. I’m going to have to start over, someplace else, but I took the initiative (finally) so that I would not delay this any longer and lose more years of effort.
I’ve learned that 5 years, even 10 years it is really not enough time to learn how to grow your own food. There are still plenty of people who think their “Survival Seeds” in a can will save their sorry asses when the shtf, but I’m here to tell you – it’s never, ever going to work like that. You will die from starvation long before your very first crop comes in, before it’s eaten by pests and bugs and deer and rodents and killed by drought or too much rain or an early frost.