AppleStar, I've grown millet and a couple varieties of broom corn, including Texas Black this year. Wow, when Johnny's said that it would grow up to 12', they weren't kidding. Even in my rocky garden and in a location where the wind keeps the sprinkler water from reaching all too often and where the corn was stunted: it was 12'. No sorghum yet and they will have to come up with a short-season variety for me to try.
VanIsle, don't give up on diversity. It really helps with success. Too many varieties and species will do well for several years and then fail miserably one season.
PaulF, I tried both a new-to-me melon and a pie pumpkin in 2020. I've never had a pie pumpkin in my garden. The great storage life of the Jack o'Lantern pumpkin that I grow and tried keeping on a basement shelf, convinced me that a short-season pie pumpkin should be given a chance. I don't think that it will do as well in my storage as my buttercup and kabocha. And see, there are examples of good seasons with a failure every now and then - those 2 winter squash. One has been around for decades. I'd bet that I grew and had success with the other a half dozen years. One produces a couple and the other failed completely in 2019. A complete surprise -- I'd like to "deepen the bench!" (And, wouldn't you know? All of them did just super in 2020
Yes, the seed catalogs ... New varieties show up every year and some are newly listed in the companies where I will buy a number of tried-and-trues. So, I should do as careful in research as I can be. There are likely some varieties that I'm overlooking. Darn shame, don't you think?
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks