This year I am working on a number of things. First I'm growing several herbs in pots including rosemary, cilantro, mint and chives. These are all herbs that I love using fresh. Caring for herbs in a pot can be a lot of work because they dry out easily, but the best rule of thumb is to check your soil daily. If you are wondering if a plant needs water, stick your finger into the soil up to the first knuckle. If the soil feels dry, it's time to water. You need to add water till it drains out of the bottom. Be sure your pots have holes in the bottom to prevent over watering and root rot. ALSO! Keep herbs out of the garden. I know the pots are more work, but most herbs are like weeds and can dominate your garden. Especially mint.
I'm also trying my hand at a couple of vegetables this year including leeks and yellow tomatoes. So far it is going well. I had some trouble last year with a very hungry bunny that ate the tops off of everything and they all died. I am trying some tricks I learned from the workers at my local nursary. You can see the little flowers along the side in the bottom picture. Those are marigolds and the rabbits hate them. I also covered the garden with a little dry cayenne pepper. I know it sounds silly but it really works! Apparently bunny isn't into spicy food. Maybe I should leave the leftover Thai take out boxes as an extra deterrent :-P