It's so patrician in here there's a square hole in the middle of the roof.
Oh, I'm not really into gardening myself. I look at it and think of all the time and effort and yes also money, do a little calculation of "but what if I just bought the produce instead" and it never works out for me in favor of gardening instead of buying. Yes even some generic things are just better if you grow them yourself (like tomatoes, available always and everywhere and yet the storebought lose to homegrown easy), but are they better enough? Eh.
Except... some things which could grow well in your climate aren't actually available to buy for whatever reason. Now we get into the interesting territory.>still, if i ever did have a garden, i would try to specialize in weird stuff that you can't find anywhere else. exotic fruits and veggies, or other plants that can be made into stuff
I knooow. I don't understand people who do otherwise. If you're going to spend the time and effort, you'd truly want something special out of it. I don't understand people who just up and go grow string beans or whatever. Yeah, they're relatively easy to grow and with the right variety relatively high yield. But they're just string beans. How much are you even saving by growing them? Especially once you account for the labor cost of gathering and then cleaning them, compared to just buying them flash frozen, which you're going to have to do anyway for most of the year if you want those beans out of season?
Now compare that to growing fruit that's delicious but awful to store, making for no interest in mass commercial growth and thus no availability. Or yeah, veggies that just don't keep well and the only way you would ever have a supply of is if you grow them yourself. Now that, well, that has some point to it.