Our garden is still under development. Currently we have six raised beds that are 2′ X 24′ and 8 beds that are 4′ X 24′. Every summer the weeds take over. However, I’ve had success with growing things — even in the weeds.
My next plan is to cover the beds with chipped tree mulch. We are only growing for ourselves at this time and I have more than I can handle. These beds will still be there when I am ready to plant.
At the present time, the majority of our vegetables come from a CSA that we support. I am assured of having good food (and supporting other local farmers) without having to worry about whether or not I will have time to raise my own.