This year the plot closest to the road is scheduled for pumpkins and watermelon. Both of these crops are magnets for vandals.
One strategy for discouraging vandals is to grow heirloom varieties.
Georgia Rattlesnake Melon". Saving seeds is one way that gardeners can help conserve heirloom varieties.
The ability of this melon to repel vandals and thieves is greatly enhanced by posting ample amounts of the proper signage.
These are not bad kids. One just needs to learn how to speak their language.