This is the last of my bush bean crop for the year. After my snow peas quit producing in July, I fertilized the soil and planted bean seeds.
I started picking at the end of September and I've had enough beans from this one barrel quite a few dinners.
You can see the plastic mesh that I use as a critter deterrent. If I don't protect my deck pots, the woodrats that arrive in October would get to enjoy the beans instead of us.
Next year I'm going to buy more plastic mesh for the rest of my deck pots. They don't look as nice that way, but it's the only way to keep our local critters out of the larder. -- Margy