We filled the freezer up last year and had a bumper crop of banana peppers. Every year one item seems to thrive while another just doesn't produce (based on weather I suppose). A smaller garden close to the house seems to be safer from deer and other pests and I'm more likely to water and keep it weed free. I hope to elevate the beds this year to make maintenance easier. We have mostly acidic soil in Alabama, so tilling in my leaves and all my ashes from the grill and smoker make GREAT soil for growing vegetables.
canned green beans from last year