We don't get toooo crazy w/ the home growing -would like to do more... but salad greens are really rewarding incase you are thinking of doing something and need a little nudge. Planted these less than a month ago and now that they are up you can get salad greens for 2persons nightly. It is now the time to plant round 2 [done -ed.]; then, when you pull the last of the current crop you plant round 3. Repeat all the way through late summer. Can't recommend it enough.
This is our backyard/urban garden; about 100 sq. feet of planting area / only partial sun. Cherry tomatoes in too (not from seed) as they pay easy dividends. Cherries are great since once they start to come in you can pick a few every night practically.
Not an aficionado on home gardening, but feels pretty great to go and pick dinner. Didn't use any crazy seeds, got them at Shaws I think. A 2 second search shows that these Botanical Interests do buy some seeds from Monsato, the Round-Up(TM)-gene resistant seed monolith... [but, update; Botanical Interests do pride theselves on being a non-GMO, untreated seed provider, further reading.]
There is a whole world of seed politics out there, upon which I am not really qualified to comment -but have recently discovered Fedco Seeds (a cooperative seed supplier from Maine) who are taking a stand against genetically modified seeds. (Further reading) and on a lighter note they have a much-lauded catalog that serves as winter reading for rural types. Looking forward to it.
List of Monsato subsidiary companies.
Article discussing Monsato and its 2005 purchase of another huge vegetable seed company Seminis.