I agree about the squirrels. I have lots of them and they don't bother my veggies. If they can get to the ripe tomatoes they will take a couple bites just for the juice, but nothing else.
I've been eating spinach, lettuce, broccoli, chard from the garden for a long time. The overwintered spinach is done, the spring spinach and lettuce nearly done. The broccoli main heads are gone, but it is still producing lots of side shoots. I've harvested and dried lavender, lemon balm, sage, summer savory, thyme, chamomile flowers as well as putting lots of fresh herbs in the salads. Haven't dried basil or mint yet, but I've been using it fresh. Had some green onions and garlic scapes. Today I thinned some carrots and got to eat the thinnings which ranged from tiny to about 1/2 the size of what they sell as baby carrots. Cabbage is making heads, but I've been eating some of the leaves. Eating chickweed, purslane, violets, pansy flowers ....
I'm sure there's more (at least of the herbs and weeds) that I'm not thinking of right this minute.
Will plant beans today where some of the spinach used to be.
Sophie's choice is my smallest tomato plant, but the only one with tomatoes that are starting to blush.