starting a plot from scratch: realistic?
Hello everyone. I've just signed up and I don't really understand the system here so I hope i'm doing the right thing in starting a new thread.
I've decided I want to grow food (vegetables mainly)! How wonderful. i'm so excited.
I have the opportunity to get an allotment in my village. The plots are all completely overgrown with at least shin height of long grasses and stuff.
I want the opinions of some other gardeners: Can I do this? Can I make that into a plot to grow things on, and can I do it so that I will be harvesting things in this coming year?
Some naysayers have thoroughly dissuaded me, saying it's too much work and little will come of it, but I've got the bug and I want to grow! Surely it can work out and I can get at least a decent amount of say 3-7 crops in the spring and summer?
I won't be in this place for longer than a year though, so it all comes down to that: is it too much work to start this and then just leave. Can I expect a decent amount of veg out of it?
Thank you for helping me!