Local PAR Garden
 
The garden started with plowing and soil improvement. Word of advice test your compost. Next came tilling and raising the soil into raised beds of dirt. The first year produced about 400 pounds. Year two, more soil improvement and deer problems. Our first fence; bamboo polls with netting. After this “fence” went up the garden production increased. The harvest broke 1,000 around 2005. This was really due to donated produce by a member of The Gold Hill Garden Club. The deer were getting smarter and came through the net. After the net was fixed, the deer found another way in.
 
In 2008 the Master Gardeners put up a real fence! No deer, which boosted vegetable yields.  Broke 2000 pounds in 2009, with help of additional garden club member donations.  A professional irrigation system was installed that eased watering.  The harvest for 2010 was right around 800 lbs.  The horrible summer heat wave might be to blame for reducing the harvest.