Thankfully I garden for fun, not for subsistence and I'm glad I can "play" with it. If I fail, I learn something.
Best thing here is to go back to what the ancestors here planted: Corn, beans, squash. Grapevines do well here, and the Spanish had vineyards here along the river. Salsa gardening: All kinds of chilies tomatoes, onions. My carrots did surprisingly well but I learned there's enough clay in the soil to lock them in so they are really hard to pick! (LOL) Landed on my butt more than once trying to get them out.
Still trying to decide what I'm going to plant where this year.