Well, most of the time anyway! This was our third year planting a garden, and we're finally starting to get the hang of it. We grew zucchini, bell peppers, jalapenos, bush beans, sugar snap peas, green onions, carrots, shallots, yellow onions, cucumbers, several varieties of tomatoes, a jungle of raspberries (two if you count the canes coming up from the neighbor's yard,) corn, and a cantaloupe plant, which oddly enough, has two watermelons growing on it. Oops.
We also grew strawberries for a few weeks until they - shall we say - opted for early retirement.
I'm not into planting tons of flowers yet, but we did add some marigolds and nasturtiums for color. And one lonely-looking purple morning glory under the crabapple tree.
The kids planted a wall of sunflowers, ranging from 3 feet to 10 feet tall. They also raised a volunteer cherry tomato plant, which naturally is doing much better than the ones we planted on purpose.
Every year we learn a bit more, and consequently, harvest a bit more. This year we learned that certain plants (corn, cantaloupe-watermelons) don't do so well without sunlight and water. Hmmm... I think I read that in a book somewhere....