With another spring comes another attempt at getting some food to grow in the backyard. Last year I planted corn, 2 types of peppers and cherry tomatoes to go along with the strawberries and raspberries that return every year. The corn yielded only 1 or 2 ears so I won't be trying that again. The tomatoes were productive early in the season, but seemed to have trouble later in the year. Of the two peppers, the hot peppers (I forget the specific type) did extremely well. The strawberries are getting old and although the plants are green and sturdy, not much fruit is produced - I'm sure the bed is in need of a good thinning and fertilizing. And, the raspberries did ok - only problem with them is that you don't get that many and they are ripe almost all at once.
So, this year the strawberries and raspberries will be joined by grape tomatoes, cayenne and jalapeno peppers, bush beans and red leaf lettuce. Unfortunately I bought everything before the weekend but didn't get things planted and the watering setup until yesterday. This definitely stressed the lettuce and tomatoes - though it looks like the tomatoes have recovered fully and the lettuce may make it as well.
I had hoped to get some herbs planted this year as well, but I might have to leave that until next year as there isn't any space left in the tiny garden. Then again, I might be able to use planters. Guess this still needs more thought.