Thanks to all the commenters helping me decide how many of each new-to-my-garden vegetable to plant! I think I've come up with a preliminary plan which will probably be tweaked over the winter. Here's what I've got so far:
So.many.colors. Anyways, here's what it amounts to-
Sweet peppers- 3
Cucumbers- 4 (2 specialty kind; 2 slicing or pickling kind)
Swiss chard- 24
Summer squash- 2
Arugula- 3 square feet
Blueberries- 2 (thinking about buying a 3rd that is bearing fruit. Mine are still a few years off from that)
...and then herbs (most of which are already in place).
I'm trying to make my garden look more French potager than Virginia farm (if only I could afford boxwoods to surround it!). Next spring and summer will be the true test.
I looking forward to researching these vegetables further this winter (stay tuned to more All About posts...)