Ken W Wilson wrote:About the deer, I would recommend not planting sweet potatoes or cantaloupes. The deer here always eat all the sweet potatoes then all the cantaloupe vines. They don't usually bother the rest much unless they are very hungry.
Or get a good guardian dog - Great Pyr or Kommondor. I'm here in Midway, just outside of Columbia, MO. We have a Pyr-Kom mix and don't even see deer anymore. They do boom like cannon, though, so consider the neighbors! I've been overrun by cantaloupe the past two years.