As much work as a garden can be, it is well worth the reward! We got a late start this year due to the move but we have managed to get a decent yield so far considering!
We recently harvested some radishes and plan to make a radish relish. We have harvested a bunch of zucchini so far and had a surplus which we pickled and canned. We also had a bunch of garlic scopes from our CSA and pickled them as well.
I haven't done much critter maintenance other than sprinkling some diatomaceous earth, an herb mixture (mint, thyme and sage) along with my garlic pepper spray around the plants and beds. So far damage has been minimal.
It is just about time now for some second planting to happen! There is a few spaces around the garden that are just waiting for something to be planted. In the next week or so I hope to get some beets in the ground and possibly some mustard greens.