I was really excited to start my first "real" garden this year. It turned out terrible! I planted potatoes, green beans, peas, onions and tomatoes. I could have had some peas, had the deer not eaten them! The beans got about 3 inches tall. The onions I planted rotted, as did the potatoes. The tomatoes I planted in pots and kept inside a small shed in front of the window for heat and sun. The pots were too small and I did not have a good plan for keeping them supported. Unfortunately, the summers here (north Oregon coast), never get hot, let alone warm. Which is great but does not give good growing conditions. The salt and wind from the Pacific along with the cooler temps, have me really discouraged. I need some alternative idea's for these less than favorable conditions. I considered myself an experienced gardener (had very large gardens in Iowa growing up) and thought this would be easier than it turned out to be.