We live in a cul-de sac and don't have a lot of traffic.
Just a friendly neighbors.
This is what it looks like from the front door looking out.
(our driveway and the street is to the left, at the end of the walk)
We have a small patio, with a bistro table.
We like to sit here and say "Hi" to our neighbors in the evenings,
or read the newspaper.
Occasionally, some neighbors will stop by or come over to
join us for some refreshments.
Other times we will wait out here for our guests.
This is our tomato plant. We encourage everyone to
pick and eat, either on the way in and on their way out.
But look closely, do you see some lettuce?
It's a volunteer.
I don't plant lettuce because we have so many slugs.
(we have a lot of rain)
Last year we had a huge tomato plant that grew all on it's own.
Volunteers are so much fun to see where they might pop up.
Slugs and Snails: To keep slugs away from sensitive plants sprinkle eggshells around them. Ash and grit are also supposed to be effective. It is also possible to trap slugs using containers in the ground that have some beer in the bottom. Empty grapefruit halves work as well. Vaseline smeared around plant pots stops slugs getting to the plants inside. –