I have just a small yard
I plant tomatoes, green peppers, kale, parsley, chives and lettuce. Also sunflowers around the edge. The back yard is in the sun a good part of the day, so all these things do great.
I used to do a garden at the community gardens, but got tired of having others reap what I worked so hard at to grow. I do herbs in my kitchen window (basil, mint, thyme and rosemary)