This year I decided to jump in and plant a raised garden at my church surrounded by a twelve-foot fence to keep the varmints out. It’s only four by twelve feet but has produced abundantly.
To date, I’ve harvested 38 zucchini off three plants, 11 green peppers, 15 pounds of potatoes, four pounds of green beans, 2 okra, and 81 tomatoes. Currently growing are more green beans, tomatoes, okra, and cantaloupe.
I plan to remove the plants that are finished growing and add fall crops like cauliflower, kale, turnips, pumpkins, beets and broccoli.
It certainly helps to keep squirrels and rabbits at bay with that high fence. I think I’m in for next year. Have you grown a garden this year?
Sally Jadlow writes historical fiction, inspirational articles, poetry, and short stories. She teaches the beginning writers for Kansas City Writers Group. Her books are available at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007F5H0H4