My house has an 8 foot wall around it and on the inside, I stopped the grass 18" back.
In that space we grow a lot of Thai Chili's, 2 kinds of Basil, Corn, Watermelon, Okra, garlic, bell pepper, potatos, some other Thai fruit and veg I don't know the name of.
Very hard to have success here, so many insects and I won't use poison. I do spray with dish soap and lime juice to distract the leaf eaters and I do get natural products from the large commercial farm supplier here.
We have a Malaysian apples, 4 kinds of Mango, coconuts, and I have 4 pineapples planted, they are growing but no fruit yet. The lime tree is prolific, so many limes from a small bush and we have Pomelo's. I love nice cold Pomelo, it is like a cross between an orange and grapefruit. Gets bigger than a grapefruit, very thick skin, hard to peel but the rewards are tasty.