I have found pepper plants to be incredibly hardy and pest resistant. I have considered planting a perimeter of them around a garden to ward off pests.
I’m actually contemplating starting a new garden, but it would actually need to be elevated off the ground otherwise the gophers and rabbits would eat it alive. And perhaps surrounded by a fence to keep the deer away. It also probably would need a drip irrigation system that I am not capable of building.
This is sounding like a massive project that will never happen. But now I have an excuse to research this incredibly dim possibility. So if anyone happens to know anything about garden boxes, drip irrigation, or fencing, let me know lol.