We just got back from a week long vacation. This morning I went out to check on things. There are plenty of weeds, although many of those are clover, so I'll leave them alone. I picked several quarts of sugar snap peas, and lots of lettuce. The spinach has gone to seed, so I'm waiting to harvest the seed.
-don't just scatter the small seeds
-plant something different and hardy against the back
-put the onions and garlic in an out of the way corner
-plant the potatoes in containers and put more other things in the garden