I grew a few things with my limited space. Landlord won't let me garden up the lawn (such a shame, because it is a HUGE yard!), so I am mostly container gardening. I have a raised bed of sorts on the patio, and then various 18 gallon totes. I also plant in the flower bed, and I grew zucchini in a miracle grow soil bag. Here is where I planted things this year. BTW, this is a south facing yard with no trees, so truly full sun all the live long day.
This is my rough plan for this year. I want to try more things next time. Maybe two tomato plants instead of one, and I want to try some peppers, and some winter squash as well. Also, *maybe* some leafy greens. My problem in the plant bed is that I had some wire worms this year. I also have a mole that I'm having trouble getting rid of. So I'm pretty sure root veggies are out unless I grow them in containers.
Oh, and I also want to add a third 18 gallon container next year. That way I can dedicate two of them to tomatoes, and one of them to peppers.
The legumes I'm going to try to grow along the fence. I'd like to try to slice open 2 cf soil bags right down the middle, separate them, and then line them along the fence kinda like trenches or flower boxes of sorts. I haven't decided if I want to do green beans next year. I just don't seem to do well with them. Last year I had zero luck, and although I am getting beans this year, they just aren't as good as they should be. They are kinda tough, and the flavor just isn't there.
Anyway, any advice or suggestions? This will be my second solid attempt at gardening. First year was a bust with no return whatsoever, so I don't count that. Second attempt I only grew two things, and only one thing actually succeeded (with the exception of herbs, which practically grow themselves). This year was my first solid, real effort with research and dedication. So next year really feels more like a year two than a year four.