So I'm looking to start my first small garden this Spring/Summer in the rear of my new house. Going to do peppers, hot peppers, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, basil, and some green beans. Be careful. You might want to grow the mint in pots. Mint is perennial and spreads via underground runners. It can take over an area if you aren't careful. In fact, it has taken over one of our beds (which is bounded by concrete on 4 sides, so it can't spread any farther).