I am going to try to track how some of the unusual tropical / semi tropical plants are doing here over the next year or two. I set up a little knowledgebase to that end.
I’ve been taking organic farming classes at the local community college. Recently ordered a broadfork for bed preparation. Exciting times! I would probably avoid the super cheap ones on amazon as they look like they have big quality control issues. Best I found is http://www.treadlitebroadforks.com/ which you can also get on amazon (and see the reviews: https://alexa.design/2pmymhH) but it is cheaper to buy direct (though presumably slower shipping and you don’t get amazons great customer service)
Regardless everyone should plant a few veggies this season! Talk to your local knowledgeable garden center staff.