I tried my hand at a vegetable garden this year. I figured I'd start small, particularly because my yard is teeming with animals and I was certain anything I planted would be eaten instantaneously. Seriously. We've got a zillion rabbits, groundhog, and even a fox. Also, I didn't know what would grow well, so I didn't want to get in over my head.
Here it was when I started. My friend picked up these raised bed kits for me at BJs.
We put wire around them in an attempt to keep the animals out.
And then I watered them every night, and kept my eye out for the bunnies. Those suckers are everywhere. This is what I saw from my house one day:
The photo is grainy; I snapped it quickly from inside my house with a telephoto lens. It's a groundhog, on his haunches, staring into my garden. That rascal.
Today, I'm proud to say, the plants are growing nicely. The "fence" worked well.
These are my little farmers. They help a little, and goof around a lot.
Have you harvested anything lately?