Last year my brother’s garden had a bumper crop of peppers and he generously shared his harvest. My kids and I took advantage of his generosity put up (canned) some pretty awesome hot sauce. The hot sauce was such a hit that this year, along with my tomatoes, I put out an impressive selection of peppers.
Hubby constructed a tall fence around my small plot to keep deer out of my tomatoes and peppers.
Inspired by the technique over at The Farm, Old World Garden and assisted by hubby and my sister, Edna, we created raised rows covered with straw and mulched the paths.
I also planted some bird house gourds along the back of the deer fence, we’ll see if they behave or if they try to take over the entire garden – my experience with rambunctious gourds leaves little hope they will behave, even so I can’t help but love them. I also planted some extra gourds around the vintage hay rake near the garden shed.