Perhaps if one had to live off the veggie garden entirely the above would be true !! A couple of years ago, we decided to build a vegetable garden. Both being 50+, we opted for raised beds, making things much easier. The six beds are in a very sunny, relatively wind free spot and also close to the house. Being able to stroll up there to get fresh leaves for the salad -( at the moment I am mad keen on Rainbow Kale) is so rewarding and satisfying. Other than the salad greens, we have been eating lots of broccoli , but had a small harvest of beans due to all the grey weather and rain we’ve been having.
There is a very long Laurel hedge alongside the vegetable garden protecting against the South- Westerlies.
The thing that amazed me most about growing vegetables, is how quickly it all happens. The leaves are the quickest…Lettuces , Spinach and Kale etc. If one plants seedlings, in no time at all they are ready to be picked and washed and used in the most delicious salads. Zucchini are also very easy to grow … actually they are madly prolific … I have used them raw in salads, obviously cooked them in various ways, endless soups and my daughters use them a great deal in preparing meals for their baby daughters.
It’s really so easy growing vegetables and there is such pleasure in harvesting and then eating these precious organic foods.