Dillon Nichols wrote:Plant a bit less than what you are sure you can care for... and if you are then left with extra time, it's certain you can find other projects to move ahead with. At least, I've never seen a homestead where there was nothing to work on! Plus, spreading it out will let you produce more of the trees yourself. With that much space, learning to propagate your own trees/shrubs will be really useful; obviously you're already starting that with the figs, and your new grape vines can be another on-property source. I get cuttings locally from public food forests, other permaculturalists, and wild trees.