Since it's my first time actually having my own garden, I decided not to be too ambitious to start. I also didn't want to do all that digging myself. I have 7 pepper plants (sweet peppers, habanero, some other hot pepper), one tomato plant (still not in the ground, but hopefully it's not too late to get it planted) and lots of herbs: basil,oregano,thyme,rosemary,lavender,flat-leaf parsley,bronze fennel, dill,etc. My herbs seem to be doing well except something is eating a little of my basil but not enough for me to care too much. I've already been harvesting more basil than I expected to get the whole summer; I definitely already got my money back from planting those herbs and more. The peppers aren't doing too badly either even though my very large dog seems to like sitting on them. All in all, I'm absolutely thrilled with this whole gardening thing. I just hope none of it dies when I go away for a couple of weeks.