I consider myself fortunate that I can garden year round. The only time I consider taking a break is in the heat of our summers, but there are things that thrive in it, so I plod on. My Okra did fantastic, so much so that earlier tonight I gave to a friend about a gallon of it that I smothered down a few months ago and placed in qt. freezer bags. I also had huge success with my Japanese Yard Long Beans that thrived in July and August before fading in Sept. Just in time for the fall stuff to go in.
If I had to take a break for 4-5 months to garden again, I'd not like it much, but I'm sure I'd find a way to extend the seasons somehow. Like I've said before, I do feel for my northern brethren that like to garden.