The incomparable Dogtor (pictured above, with baby AFB, from last summer) and I sat down to plan this year's garden.
The usual suspects (lettuces, kale, collards, peas, broccoli, beets, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, zukes, cukes, corn) will be joined - hopefully - by pumpkins and sweet potatoes. We're also talking about constructing some homemade teepee trellises for the climbers.
Lessons learned last year: Don't let your broccoli flower when you are on vacation. Tomato blight is wildly contagious. If you get lazy about weeding your lettuce, you will eventually eat weedy salads.