Designing Fruit Garden on Hill
I have a steep hill in my backyard (appr 45 degrees) that's currently overgrown with various plants. I'm clearing it now and thinking about planting fruit bushes (blackberries, raspberries, and maybe blueberries).
The area would be appr 80 ft x 30 ft (could go bigger if I needed to) and in direct sunlight. I live in New England and believe the zone is "5". The soil appears sandy.
Any suggestions on how to proceed? Should I be performing soil tests now? Is there a proper way to arrange the plants depending on drainage?
I don't see me actually planting until next year at the ealiest so anything I can do now to prepare will most likely help. Thanks