In gardening as much as in other aspects of life, humble expectations are more likely to be met than grand predictions of profit. There’s a good reason that, a few generations ago, huge numbers of people stopped working the land. It’s hard work, and quite often, crops fail.
When we’re inside together, my son is almost constantly coming to me, looking for personal attention because he’s bored with his toys. Outside, he’s not clingy in that way.