@FritzCat I had a pepper plant. Only got one pepper and even though we put netting around the raised boxes with the plants, something ate half of the pepper. I have no clue why I plant a few plants every year when the birds and squirrels eat more of it than we do!
@dontwantaname We were really lucky this year. We did Cherry Tomatoes, San Marzanos and some Porch Tomatoes that all did fairly well. They were starting to get funky so I pulled them up a couple of days ago. The Chives, Basil and Cilantro did fine, but they’re done. The Peppers, Sweet Italian, Cherry and Jalapenos are going crazy, and still flowering. I expect frost soon, but until then Imma keep harvesting. We made pasta sauce and a few batches of killer salsa. It was a good year in the garden. The animals didn’t bother the plants much, even though we have many squirrels and at least one family of rabbits under our deck.
I have 4 raised beds two 4ft x 12 ft (by 18 inches), and two 4ft x 6 ft (by 18). We also put at least 3 tomato plants, eggplant, or peppers in on front–south facing–flower bed in the back row behind the flowers.
We also have a potato patch. Perennial herbs. Edible flowers. Lettuces. This year I think we had 10 different tomato plants? 6 pepper? Squashes, eggplants, carrots, radishes, beets, onions, garlic, leeks. We have a plum tree and a cherry tree. There has not been a single herbicide/pesticide besides neem oil that has touched our lawn or garden for 10 years, so we eat our dandelion and wild strawberries in our mixed lawn.
I honestly, now that our dear dog has passed, wouldn’t mind having no grass in the yard and it all garden, but that isn’t going to happen. We still way overdo it.