I am trying to learn from a few of the things I have seen in 2009. Much of the problems I had with 2009 was too many pests. I also had problems training my vertical plants up sticks. To get over this I am trying to use the plants together better. I have just planted corn and beans together in a bunch of beds.
I have also planted marigolds and chamomile and strawflowers to encourage more predator insects. I have also planted basil with the tomatos.