I have had gardens in the past. In fact every year since we moved to Indiana until I had Kayla I had a garden. Isaac loved gardening with me. Here is a post kicking way back showing Isaac with s… - Budget Gardening
Fired Up - Gardener says she fills her raised beds with of paper shred, then quickly burns it to kill the weeds. She said it did not leave a mark on the wood. I would top with cardboard afterwards for extra weed protection, Lives in Florida
Raised Beds: Purchase two boards (which are naturally rot-resistant) - cut in half making long. Cut into four pieces a length of a pine stake to nail the cedar boards to at corners. Each box costs less than ten dollars.
Good idea if you have rock solid ground that is hard to dig up. If you don't cover the holes you can use them for herbs & annuals. also lined with weed barrier cloth & used rebar in several places for stability. It makes maintenence super easy.