I have a 4’ deep, 6’ wide patch of full-sun garden space. The soil is relatively prepared (i.e., double dug, mixed with compost/leaf mould), ready to be attached to a drip irrigation system, and right next to an 8’ tall deer fence.
My main question is what to plant. I know there are late season crops, and I’ve heard suggestions to replant late in the season after a first crop is harvested, but I don’t know what will take, grow, and harvest within the remaining growing season. Brussels sprouts? Too early to replant lettuce? Spinach? If the fence is ok to grow on, any climbers? (The deer fence is a plus/minus. On the one hand, it is a perfect trellis for climbing plants. On the other hand, do I really want to attract deer right to the border of the gardens?)
I am gardening in a Win XP Pro box with an Asus Mobo, Athlo… oh, wait. Wrong type of thread. I’m in Downstate New York, about midway between the City and the Catskills. Elevation is ‘bout 500’, so that’s not much of a climate difference.
Oh, and we already have about 3/4 of an acre of perennial beds, so there’s no impetus to plant flowers.
(Mods: Sorry if this should have been in Café Society. Gardening advice seems like a CS topic, but this seems like an answerable question. Of course, move at your discretion.)