I met a lady out here who has a wonderfully thriving garden... When asked how she does it? She showed me each one originated from a bucket. What she does is plant them in a 5 gallon bucket, place a pvc pipe down in it for water, cut some holes in the bottom of it to drain, makes the lid holes and puts the lid on nice and tight. Once their too big to cover with a lid, she cuts a hole in the lids center and lets them grow out and drape down. This stops the ground animals from thinking there's a buffet. She also has this really fine netting she puts over the top of the whole garden area that stops the birds from feasting! How smart is that!
Now, I know its too late to start planting many of my favorites, but there's always fall veggies! But, I think I'll just wait and prepare myself for spring. As busy as I am now working, homeschooling 4 kids, cleaning, cooking, playing good cop bad cop, blogging.... you know I may not have the time just yet to tend to it as I need to.
She also has a cheap and easy way to greenhouse! I'll share that another time!