After last year's disappointing (to us, not the deer) garden, we've been considering or options. And have not yet planted anything down in the real garden. Corn, cucumbers, herbs, and cole crops were some of the few things the critters didn't mess with so we'll probably make a start soon -- as soon as the garden dries out enough to till.
Meanwhile, I'm making a modest start on the porch - two Cherokee Purple and one cherry type tomatoes down there at the end along with Rosemary, Dill, Italian Parsley, Cilantro, Basil, and Lavender. I'll plant more basil and parsley down in the garden but it's so nice to have some right at hand when I'm cooking.
One of the maters has set a fruit.
Those are red bell pepper plants marching down the steps. There's also a jalapeno higher up. And on a little deck on the other side of the house that only gets half day sun, I'm, starting lettuce, broccoli, chard, and beets in containers.
We'll see how it goes -- some of this container gardening is unexplored territory to me. But it should be a fun way to involve Josie.
And, assuming the plants thrive, I'll hope the deer don't learn to climb steps.