When my husband was alive, I had lots of land so we always put out a garden.
Not a large garden. Just a small garden. It was not much trouble to care for.
It was more food then we would eat thru-out the year.
We planted tomatoes, zucchini, okra, green beans, corn, watermelon, onions,
yellow squash, and some times peas or something else.
In the State of Tennessee, it's in the South, gardens grow real well without a
lot of maintenance. Plow the garden spot real well, make your rows, plant,
hoe when needed, keep the bugs and worms off (a little Seven Dust works
well) and then eat when ready.