I’ve planted a tomato garden for as many years as I’ve been a homeowner. I do it because it enables me to affordably eat my body weight in BLT sandwiches every summer, and also because I’ve really enjoyed learning how to cultivate garden space. More so the latter, I guess, though I do really like a good BLT.
My family moved recently, which uprooted our gardening situation (pun totally intended) and put us in the position to build a new gardening space. Unlike our previous backyard, we are having to take extra precautions to protect our plants from the wandering deer and wildlife. It’s a problem that I know many deal with, but an easy issue to overcome with a little planning and barricading.
It’s not too late to get your tomatoes into the ground if you haven’t already (living in NY I have had success getting them rooted from early May through early July), and you can even grow tomatoes in hanging baskets if you’re tight on space. Keep on reading so see how I created a brand new, deer-resistant garden bed at our home. Grow babies, grow!