What can I say? It's winter here and I miss all green growing things but especially my garden. I've been putting off the urge to plan next years until January. It was my first garden and I'm eager to move things around and plan things out differently now that I've done it once.
I left the gates open to the garden in case I wanted to get in there this winter. I knew that once snow started falling the gates wouldn't budge. I was out there yesterday and saw that there are MANY deer wandering around, digging down to eat old stuff and picking through the compost pile (basically a pile of inedible bits I tossed in a heap, it's not 'hot'). I don't mind this at all except now I'm wondering if I'm TEACHING them to come to my garden to eat? I have a 6 foot tall fence which worked this past summer. I know you really need 8 to be "safe" but I wasn't willing to go that huge. I had a really successful garden last year and I'm kicking myself over the idea that they may have discovered what's going on here and will keep coming back for more next summer.
They've also eaten the lower portion of our cedar tree. :/
Will accept any advice on deer habits or any commiseration on missing our gardens.