I figured out that I have somewhere around 1.5 million square feet of flat pasture land on my newly acquired farm.
I'm going to use somewhere between 5,000 and 10,000 sqft for my garden this year (I don't have the exact number yet, since I haven't gotten to the drawn plans just yet).
Here is my question: When should I go about breaking the new ground? Right now the pasture that I'm going to use it a very nice and short (but fairly rough) grassland. There is about 24 inches of dark brown topsoil over Tennessee red clay.
Should I till this stuff up right now? Or should I wait until February or April to do the initial groundbreaking?
Do you recommend I use a rototiller for this, or should I borrow my neighbor's tractor+plow for a day?