Our lettuce is toast, apples are eaten, and peas aren't gonna produce any more.
This was my first attempt at growing anything other than peas in SC Alaska. I had a garden in Ketchikan but it didn't do very well.
This summer I planted 4 different kinds of lettuce with red romaine being my favorite and pink leaf being my wife's favorite. It grew exceptionally well. We did the upside down tomato thing and got some nice tomatoes. I picked up 4 apple trees this spring from Costco and three of the trees produced apples (to my amazement and pleasure). The apples were a little bitter but that's fine. That's our first apple crop!
The most satisfying part of the garden has been the sweet peas. I lined a fence with super sweet peas and they produced like crazy. We ate them right off the bush, picked them for salads, carried them for snacks on road trips,...and they kept producing...and producing...and producing.
The pepper plants didn't produce a whole lot, probably a dozen in total. We've had fresh cilantro all summer as well as lemon balm.
The first garden here helped break me in. I'll be greenhousing next spring and hopefully will get a better pepper harvest. The fresh herbs were great.
Thanks for all the tips!