Our first garden in about 15 years, and the first one that I have taken a very active roll in. We learned the importance of planning out your rows on paper when the first planting of field peas had played out. Because we set out 2 partial rows of tomatoes side by side, then set out pepper plants right next to them in the 3rd we had filled the rest of the 3 rows with field peas. When DH went to plow them under, he realized how much easier it would have been if it was a full row instead of a partial row. So next year we will be planting full rows instead of partial row. We also planted 3 rows of green beans, all at the same time. The middle of the rows got almost drowned and never did recover. The ends did ok, but everything came off at once, and at a time I was still busy with kid's school activities, so we had to give some away because I didn't have time to put them up. I have also been battling squash bugs all summer. I detest having to use poisons around my family's food, so I did some reading, and next year will try to go with the varieties that are more resistant to the bugs, like the scalloped summer squash instead of the standard straight neck we see everywhere around here. Also, DH would go and plant the seeds but not save the packages for me. Now we are having a daily argument over the 3 pumpkins DD's patch has produced. They are a beautiful orangy gold and he thinks they are ready. He is mad at me because I won't let him pick them because they dent easily and the stem is still soft and green. We have no idea what variety they are. We also have no idea what variety of green beans are currently producing, and I like them(very productive). So next year all the packages get saved in a pouch in my gardening notebook I have started to create. Anyone else learn anything this year they can share with the group??