So, what's a truffle farmer to do while we wait the 5-8 years for truffles to appear? Plenty!
First, you need to make sure there's plenty of water for those dry hot summers we're becoming famous for this part of North Carolina. We have installed the micro-sprinkler system attached to the well we use for our principal water source. While it delivers water to the area around the tree quite efficiently, it can spring leaks underground.