Jacob Biggle, on Orchard Planning

“The first thing to do about starting an orchard is to plan for it. Put on your thinking-cap, study into the matter, and do not jump in the dark. A slow start is much better than a poor start. Harriet says that an orchard set in the right place, at the right time and of the right varieties, is worth just “eleven times” more than a hit-or-miss orchard. (Where she secured the data for such exact figures, I do not know; but I am willing to admit that she is about right in this statement.)”

From Jacob Biggle’s Biggle Orchard Book, (1906) chapter 1

Harriet – who I think is the author’s (ten year old?) daughter, was clearly wise beyond her years…

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