Though I haven't planted them yet, I will plant squash at the ends of each bed. And I'll train the squash to grow under the corn. I've found this keeps the raccoons out of the corn very well. I've seen racoons in the garden when the corn was ripe and I've never lost an ear. And the last thing I want to do is attract racoons this year as rabies is going through the town's population.
I do have one issue with the garden though. Bed 2 has one 4'x 8' section that was going to be dried beans. I've decided not to grow dried beans this year because I think I can't eat them anymore. If it ends up that I can, it will be easy to buy dried beans. I'm replacing one of my dried bean beds with more corn and squash. But the other I haven't decided what should go there. Maybe I should grow some parsnips? I've never grown them before. If I do, do I need to protect them from the carrot fly which is so bad around here? And what else should I grow? I keep debating. Maybe I'll grow a few beets for my townhouse mates. I hate beets, but they like them. Should I start more celeriac (also a new plant I'm growing this year). It is a good winter keeper. Variety for the winter is always good.