This year, Richard and I decided we wanted to try and grow some storage vegetables, the sort we could store in a root cellar, if we actually had one. (The older I get, the more I wish I lived in Grandmom's old place.) So this year, our virgin harvest is in storage onions, sweet onions, and butternut squash. If we can remember (and feel ambitious) we might even get some winter crops in -- like kale, beets and carrots for our Thanksgiving feast. It's something we've talked about for two or three years, but never been able to accomplish.
And while we're at it, I'm hoping for a banner crop of peas this year. I've revamped the bed and actually remembered to innoculate them. I even got them in the ground at a reasonable time. I've never really had much luck with this crop, but I love peas, and would be SO happy if I could freeze my own for the rest of the year. I'm a bit nervous as I haven't yet seen even a small sprout. Still, I'll give it another couple of days before I get in there and see what's going on. It's like being a kid on Christmas morning but not being able to pick up the gift and shake it. Ah patience - you are a virtue.