Fall came very late this year, even up to late Novemeber we were having 90F days. That postponed my vegetable planting and I could only start towards the end of November. Hope that the beans, zuchini squash will have enough time before we get frost (if any). We normally have a couple of days in January where the mercury can fall close to or below freezing.
I'm continuing to have problems with raccoons who have now made parts of my garden their latrine. It concerns me as I have small children who run around in the garden and raccoon feces can be infested with roundworm.
I have even borrowed my neighbour's raccoon trap, so far they are evading it and going for my ripening starfruit and guavas instead !