Ok in my grandpas back yard he has a garden that is aprox 20 ft long and 4 ft wide I will measure it tonight. He usually it but the last crop of lettuce green onions and others I can't remember where eaten by bugs aland he just let then all go and the plot overgrow with weeds. I am in the process of removing weeds before I rototill the gound. He has had success with this plot before and the plot is next to a very successful bosenberry vines not sure how to spell it. My questions are what can I do before planting to help reduce bugs or likely hood of them. Spraying pesticides is not an option as my 5 year old daughter likes to eat cherry tomatoes right off the vine. Also what would be good things to plant in the next couple weeks for so cal weather. I like about 30 to 45 minutes north of san Diego. I will post pictures of progress as I go.