Hi All we need suggestion on plantation plan for July 2013 .
We had soil testing reports and soil is good for fruits like banana, lime category fruits, pomegranate and oil seeds like groundnut .
Below is my plan for June 2013 along with justification for it .
Total area under plantation to be planned : 10 acres, 2 acres each for below fruits plantation .
Banana : : Good returns in 12 months
Sweet lime : returns after 3 years
Pomgranate : returns after 3 to 4 years
Mango : returns after 3 years
Lemons : returns after 3 to 4 years.
Papaya : as intercrop with mango : returns 10-11 months :
Ground nut as intercrop with 8 acres : returns less than 4 months : can have another round of groundnut in 6 acres except banana plot.
So ideally I can have income after 4 (ground nut), 8(ground nut) and 11(Papaya) and 12 (Banana) months.
In this way I will be able to have regular income .
I also need suggestion on which place in farm I need to plan each plantation.
My plan is as below .
Please make attached rough layout of land as reference. Red colored boundary show leveled piece of land .
West side towards river bed mangos, once they grow they will protect from sunlight and strong wind from west (Riverbed is almost 150+ feets deep from this side).
Eastern side (East --> west lines of plantation ) I wanted to have Sweet lime, lemon, pomegranate etc .
Bananas I wanted to have in middle of farm so that it will have some protection from high wind. Also lush green bananas will attract wild animals if planted at boundary so wanted to avoid bananas at boundary.
Please let me know if above logic is correct . Also let me know any suggestions as per vastu or also logical if need to make any specific changes in plantation location
Also please let me know above plantation plans looks feasible or I can concentrate on fewer may be one or two plantation .
I just wanted to diversify to get better returns and I really do not have any practical experience with any of these plantation .
Since many of esteemed members already have practical experience please suggest pros and cons of above plan and even a better approach you know .
I am not sure if this combination will be too much laborer intensive and difficult to manage .
My intention is to generate good returns earlier and plan development of remaining 8 acres of land .
All your suggestion are welcome.
Thanks & regards,