Any time you can properly grow your own food, it is a good thing. Learning to have a proper garden that includes flowers and other plants that attract beneficial insects and aid in repelling damaging insects is a lifelong learning process. I no longer have a garden, but still can my own tuna and salmon. A legal size sturgeon would also be nice.
Living in an apartment limits quantity, but does not eliminate the ability to have a few things in pots. One of my children lives in an apartment, yet grows basil, rosemary, and a few other herbs, cutting his food bill by a few dollars a year and giving him more than a bit of satisfaction.
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