In our small backyard, we've got a couple of large raised beds, a small raised bed for tomatoes that has a glass topper if needed, an herb bed and I think we're adding one more large raised bed this year (goodbye grass!). I am not dealing with starting seeds this year, mainly because the only good south-facing windows are in our bedroom, and the cats ate most of the seedlings last year. Despite my best intentions to keep the door shut, our 4 year old isn't responsible for keeping up with things like that. Our other south-facing windows are obscured by our covered front porch. So, we'll buy starts for what we need this year (tomatoes, peppers, kale, broccoli) and throw everything else in when we're safe from frost. Up here in very northern Michigan, that's usually not until after Memorial Day, so our growing season is quite short. We'll do lots of greens, lettuce, slicing and cherry tomatoes, green beans, peas, kohlrabi, kale, squash, beets and cukes. Maybe some carrots and potatoes too, but we have a good source for storage veggies from a local farm. I'm not looking forward to harvesting and canning while heavily pregnant in early September, but I have a lot of mama friends who will gladly help me out with pickles, dilly beans, peaches, etc. My ILs downstate grow canning tomatoes for us, and my MIL has canned them for us the last 2 years (about 60 quarts each year!). We're blessed by their willingness and generosity. We pick wild berries and freeze them, and have fingers crossed for a better blueberry year this year. My dad and stepmom have a prolific cherry tree that we'll get a few gallons from too. I love the summer and early autumn feeling of stocking up the freezer and pantry and root cellar!