We should have planted the pecans back in January. February at the latest. Yet here we are at the end of May and they’re not yet in the ground. Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord have mercy.
All we can do at this point is to work to get them in the ground now. The big cost of our delay is that they will be more vulnerable to drought, so we’ll need to be careful to keep them well watered, especially during the dry months of the late summer and fall.
Here’s the link to what we call the Measuring Twins. Time and again they’ve paid for themselves as we’ve laid out gardens, orchards, roads, and other projects. Here’s a description of why we love them so.