So what were the successes of the garden? I had good lettuce last early spring but I didn't succeed in getting it started this fall. The sugar snap peas last spring were wonderful and more than we could eat. I bought a few brocolli plants which did well, but one plant doesn't yield very much broccoli.
For the second year in a row, Japanese eggplant (bought as plants at Lowes) yielded reliably all summer. I got some cucumbers from the couple of plants I bought, though not as many as last year. I planted fewer tomato plants and they did better, but I still am caught on the dilemma of wanting to let them get really ripe on the vine but instead they start to go bad.
So this year I want to plant beans again, and I will stick with eggplant, cucumber, and tomatoes as summer crops. I planted broccoli rape, pak choy, and lettuce as early spring crops. I did plant some broccoli rape last year, but it kept flowering before I could harvest it. I should probably try it as a fall crop.