Well, it's just about high season here, and I'm starting to enjoy more and more fruits of my first real garden, such as it is. I thought you guys might be interested to see the conversion from city yard to intensely productive vegetable garden. It was a lot of work (!!), but next year should be way easier. This first pic is of the boxes we built for the raised beds, in February. That was all lawn before. Here's the same thing, around mid-June. I like the bamboo bean teepees. The same thing again, around late July. Here are the boxes we built for the patio, and the little garden area in front of the compost bin. That big box is made out of salvaged 100 year old barnwood, mostly oak, and was murder to try to saw and screw together. We filled it with alternate layers of rotted manure and fallen leaves, and then put a thin layer of soil on the top before planting. Again, mid-June, now with the addition of a strawberry planter against the garage, and potato boxes with stackable sides. A different angle, early July--everything grew a lot. Mid July. Late July--the beans were just starting to come in--and now they're taking over! My main problem is lack of space, especially sunny space, so I did the best I could with intensive planting methods, vertical planting, bush varieties of sprawling plants, etc. It's worked pretty well so far, but I may have pushed it a little too much, and there are definitely some signs of overcrowding--the cucumbers were the least happy with the intensive planting, even though I followed the Square Foot Gardening spacing suggestions. Anyway, that's my big project for the year. Hope you enjoyed!