As a suggestion for those who will post after this, perhaps include the growing location, if not the exact, the type of zone.
In Upper Michigan, which has a short growing season, and temperatures in the Summer averaging in the 70's, we're considering lots of beans, lettuce, and root vegetables... Tomato's tend to be a pain for many gardener's up here, but we're gonna give it another try this year.
Last year with the help of many hands we dug up grass, tilled the soil underneath, added humus and grass shaving to enrich the soil, and built a little fence to keep the bunnies out. (sorry bunnies)
We planted a quarter of the garden butter crunch lettuce, an eighth swiss chard, eighth spinach, a quarter beans, and the remainder radish, small yellow onions, carrots, cabbage, and a few zucchini plants.
The carrots, and cabbage did poorly. However the swiss chard and other lettuces did really well. Along with the beans and herbs that we planted. Cherry tomatoes did alright, but it wasn't very fruitful. I think the real hearty greens will be my focus this year.
With all that we learned last year, we've got some new ideas for this season. The snow is still covering most everything here, however, on the first of April while sitting outside in the morning, I noticed some new blades of grass coming up, so we're not too far away.
Although not quite "plantable", we'll be making accomodations for a few laying hens this Spring.
Who else is gardening in a similar climate?