PERFECTO OZ! Thoughts..... your fruit trees, what kind of root systems do they have? do you have trouble with roots and newly planted? How does that all work. I see your new plantings, quite interesting how old are the youngers planted in the pic at the coop? Can you tell my days as horticulturist are coming out?
The tree in the coop is a 12 month old coconut tree. We have almost 300 trees that are 20 - 50 years old. Some of the older trees are starting to decrease productivity so its time to replace.
Mrs Oz has been working on the project for 3 years and has had 350 trees planted between the older trees. We marked the trees that have the largest yields in terms of both coconuts and copra per coconut. We let those coconuts ripen fully then keep them for seeding. We just leave them on the surface under the tank stand. Once the branches get to about 6 feet tall we plant them in a hole 4 feet deep. Planting them deeper seems to make for stronger trees. Any deeper than 4 feet and we hit water.
There are very few surface roots on a coconut and most animals wont eat the leaves.
Our other fruit trees get woven bamboo fences to give them a chance to get some height before they get beat up by herbivores.
So they have more of a tap root system? Do they decompose pretty quickly in the area conditions?
Wondering if their are "fisheries" "hatcheries" there? ocean and inland? I am wondering if you couldnt figure out some sort of fish growing system to add to the farm/bonanza since a water source is so close. Thinking outloud again