I'm trying something new this year--Square Foot Gardening. At one time, my garden was the size of a 6-car garage. As my children have gotten older and we are involved in more activities outside the home, I've found it harder and harder to keep the garden looking nice. This year I decided to try the raised bed. I have 3 of these right now, and I may add a few more next year. No hoeing, no tilling--just some quick weeding and watering. We will see, as the summer progresses, how well this system works!