Since we are surrounded by timber, I have only one 8x10 patch in my yard with pretty much full sun. I grow veggies in containers from Gardeners Supply. I currently have radishes, lettuce, bush cukes, tomatoes and peppers, and Walmart shallot bulbs.
They did well last year and are thriving now. Also have bush green beans in containers on the deck. They have been extremely prolific every year, and I can harvest them up to the first frost.
She who dies with the most toys, wins.