Posted: 09/10/2012 at 12:40
Hi Gary, the reason for putting in fruit trees is to add a bit of variety. I have devoted ten sq metres to veg beds and wanted a space to get some fruit bearing plants. I can see where you are coming from with regards to using the space for the best cropping yields, and it probably would be more productive to plant more veg, but with 2 kids we get through a lot of fruit in the house, plus I thought it would be fun for them. If you go to my original post here.
Then you will see what I mean with regards to limited space.
Hi christopher2, I noticed you mentioned Deacons in another post, and I visited the site. They appear very good value and have a good variety. How hard is it to train trees if I have no pruning experience? Would you suggest to stick to my original idea of putting in self fertile trees to train, or for going for the duo trees I mentioned in my previous post.
Thanks for all the help, much needed.