Heirloom Veggies & Tomatoes

Heirloom Veggies & Tomatoes

Hello! 8) I'm new to the community. I live in So California, and am just getting ready to start planting a vegetable garden. Anyone here a fan of "heirloom" vegetables and/or tomatoes??? I would love to hear your pointers, as well as suggestions & experience on any specific varieties. Also... does anyone here plant according to the Farmer's Almanac, and if so, have you found it works?? Thanks in advance!
Snake Emergency!

Snake Emergency!

UNKNOWN PLANT.

UNKNOWN PLANT.

First tomato of the season!

First tomato of the season!

some kind of bug?

some kind of bug?

Happy Independence Day, American Gardeners!

Happy Independence Day, American Gardeners!

my room.. finally

my room.. finally