In the spring I try to plant at least a couple tomato plants. This year I grew one plant with cherry or salad tomatoes and one with Early Girls. Not much better than sliced tomato fresh off the vine with a little sea salt.
I used to grow a larger garden and even did some canning but over the past 15 years the two silver maple trees in the back yard have grown so big that they block out the sun for most of the day. A flower bed on the south side of the garage provides just enough space for a few plants and receives sun for most of the day.