Last year was my first year to garden. I tried the "Square Foot Gardening" method with a raised bed. I got OK results last year, but I think that the depth of the soil wasn't enough. So I modified the raised beds to make them deeper. The one thing that I was totally right about is that the raised beds make it much easier to weed and maintain... that part I like.
I've since filled these bad boys up with about 2 tons of Llama poop manure from my neighbor Bill, and have planted a bunch of starters, I'll post that up soon.
See You Next Time!