Normal year it is risky to plant before April 15th and II won't set plants until the first or second week of May,
I would not really say I'm behind in a normal year. It's just that it seems that way after last year, when we had 4 days of 80 degree temps in March.
I'm in Zone 5 down here.
Ryan that plot is 50 X 170, The one in the next picture(The Tater & Onion Patch) is about the same size, but there is a 50 X 50 strawberry patch out of it not in the picture
There is a smaller patch to the left that is about 40 X50 that is a Salad and Herb Garden.
Then to the left of that is a Briar Patch with Black Rasberry's and Black Berries. We also have Blueberries and Manchurian Apricot left of the briars.
I also have a patch with the Winter Garlic, Asparagus and Horseradish not pictured. I'll post pictures of that and the Mini orchard another time.
It's a lot and pretty spread out, but if I don't plant something on it I have to mow it. That may give you a clue as to why I had thought all along I needed a compact tractor.
What we don't put up for our use is shared with family and friends.
I'm one of 7 Children and my parents are still living. Two brothers live out of state and the rest of us are here in the same town so I have no problem finding someone to use the extra.
Edited by JD DANNELS, April 04, 2013 - 09:14 PM.