Other families moved into the area and began planting crops the following year.
You don't have to do that to get crops planted and off to a good start.
They had to cut out an area for planting crops and building houses.
This means that farmers who must soon plant crops cannot do so, which could lead to even greater problems next year.
This process took years, but once finished allowed planting other crops.
Governments start to wonder if they should plant crops for food or fuel.
A group cleared land and spent the winter with the first crops being planted in 1683.
By the mid-1880s, perhaps earlier, Shaw was planting crops on the island.
Perhaps they were used to predict the weather and the best time for planting crops.
The settlers had arrived too late to get crops planted.