One of our Orchard volunteers, Matt Heff, started a small orchard in West Texas, near the panhandle a bit south and west of Odessa. One year later his Orchard in now on its way with 100 fruit trees using two or three of each variety. He writes:
Matt Heff here.
Attached our Texas orchard pics 1 year later.
Wanted to show you the difference by planting clovers to recharge the Texas alkaline soil just like you and Jon told me to.
The orchard was covered in peat moss, Texas compost, manure and tons of clover seeds (different varieties).
Over 1,000 worms happily living in west Texas- notice the difference between worms and no worms photo?
We broke bud 2 weeks ago. Very early and trees are very much Alive.