I guess you are right, I should do something myself.
20 years ago I dug really deep into difficult piece of land behind my house, and planted 3 guava trees, 3 kachnars, one pomegranate, 3 lemon saplings from pots. And that was the first time I did such hard work. They all prospered. I also planted mango and dates. They came up but the cold killed them. Not a fruit tree, but I planted three Eucalyptus saplings, and they grew beautifully. Then when the municipality built a road in that piece of land, two Eucalyptus trees came in the way The last one I removed myself because I realized Eucalyptus drinks up too much underground water.
I love kachnar buds cooked by dilliwalas with peas and meat. But I had to have the trees cut down as it gave off some powder like substance that caused me asthma. The guava yield has been high, but the fruit has larvae in them when it ripens. The last remaining lemon have given fantastic yields but last season all the buds died off, and the tree too started dying. The trunk has now been cut to one foot and there is a fresh branch coming up. The pomegranate was beautiful, but the fruit was stolen every year before ripening. I did not get to sample a single one. Then the tree died. We had planted a curry leaf plant, and it was doing fine until it also died. Fortunately we detected two or three baby plants, and one is now growing.
I think the earth is infested with termites. I had my house and surroundings treated but it seems the treatment does not kill the termites, it just spreads a thin layer of oil over the wet soil underneath the surface, and the termites find a weak spot and come up again.
There is a leechee bush in the front lawn now, but the fruit there suffers the same fate as the pomegranate. Not a single leechee has been tasted by us.
Most veggies I plant directly. For some, particularly when I haven't planted in time, I buy the plant in pots. The pilferage of veggies also continues, whenever I plant them.