I have an allotment. This year, tomatoes and cucumbers have done well, chillies and squashes quite well, potatoes and runner beans not so well. I got a cage for Christmas (a tubular metal frame with a fitted netting cover, don't get too excited), so for once, my kale and purple sprouting broccoli has proper protection from pigeons and the dreaded cabbage white, but I haven't started picking the kale yet and the broccoli isn't ready).
I also grow a few things in our small garden at home and in pots on the front doorstep (more tomatoes and cucumbers, some raspberries and pears, plus the beans have done better there).
Came back to it years later and i've worked for the last 6/7 years in amenity horticulture (gardens and greenspace basically, not food) Went back to college and then Uni to do my City & Guilds Dip, HNC and HND in Horticulture, I;d be doing my degree year now but I deferred the hell out of that.
I had a large allotment for a few seasons but it did my tits in tbh, It's really for retired people and families. Also It got a big awkward when someone pointed out i'd inadvertently laid out my raised beds in a swastika
Oh yeah, and a conviction for growing pretty much the only plant you're not allowed to