I haven't pinned down everything I want to grow this year except for my standbys, which is chard and kale and snap peas, but I am probably going to have one tomato plant, one yellow squash plant, a half row of lettuce, maybe an Asian eggplant.
Also, you may have noticed that reddish tuber in front of the vintage seed packs. That is a sunchoke or Jerusalem artichoke. I have never grown this let alone eaten it, but apparently it is similar to a potato. I was enticed when I saw a box of the tubers at Naomi's Organic Garden Supply and I wanted to try it out. The sunchoke is actually a native plant or edible weed and so it grows very easily almost anywhere. I guess it produces these 5 to 10 foot yellow flowers, but you harvest the tubers underneath the soil. I will keep you posted on the outcome, and if anyone has experience with this plant, please let me know. I am very excited.
Another new item I am planting this year is edamame. It is similar to a pea, so it probably won't be that challenging. I guess it's a good way to amend your soil with nitrates.