I have been reading about all the ways to make a garden & each of these ways seem to have their strong points & weak points. So, when in doubt, I always turn to the knowledgeable Chow folks to tear into a subject & come up with clear solutions.
Here are the subjects I have pursued so far.
Straight row gardening
Mulching everything with straw
There are others too, but why don't I just let you gardeners chime in & let us know what works for you? Thanks in advance for your input.