Once again my dog has decided that we just should not have a crop of garlic this year. After he did this, I tried to create a buffer of chairs so he could not jump the fence. They failed. I hope some of the younger shoots will bounce back, but it is looking like he may have killed the entire crop.
It looks like it may be time to build a much taller fence. This does give me an excuse to expand the size of the garden as well.
On the upside, the tomatoes are really coming along and the hot peppers have started to bear fruit as well. With the tomatoes, aside from plucking the shoots that grow at each Y intersection, I am also cutting back the tops once the plants get to about 4 1/2′ tall. This is to encourage the plants to set more fruit instead of growing into giant vines. It is also to help improve my first harvest since the summer is going to be a hot one and there probably will not be a good second crop if I get one at all this year.