Selecting secretive root crops and avoiding the traditional garden plot will go a long way toward the unmanned protection of these valuable food resources. Plant your crops in flower beds, containers, and other places throughout your property that look like ornamental plantings, rather than garden beds. Avoid rows and orderly planting. Make it look random and weedy for the best camouflage. You can even scatter them on property edges so they just blend in with the local weeds and brush. There is an added benefit to this dispersed planting strategy. By avoiding a dense concentration of the same plant type, the unique scent of those plants is also dispersed. This may make the individual plants harder for pests to find, and can act as a natural, pesticide-free tactic for bug control.