Usually I plant tomatoes, sometimes zucchini and cucumbers. This year just after my back surgery for the second time and spending the month of March in the hospital with acute respiratory failure, meningitis, anemia, etc.; I was just not up to gardening. Hopefully next year will be different.
My wife Lynette planted sunflower seeds to fill up the empty space in the vegetable garden. At first the birds would eat the seeds as soon as she planted them. So she used a wire screen to cover the ground until the plants sprouted.