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Early July harvest

Early July harvest

It's astonishing how much the garden grows now that the deer can't enter to dine. Without errant nibblers, we're now growing half of our daily veggies. Summer squash, green beans, eggplants, and baby carrots are already on the menu, with tomatoes and cucumbers slated to come in any day now.

On the deer-pressure front, I'm now guessing southeast Ohio has about twice the population as southwest Virginia. No wonder the serious gardeners around me have perfected the Fort-Knox-style fence.

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