I Have only KINDA SORTA planted a vegetable garden. We always would say we were planting one but basically we'd throw a bunch of seeds into a square of raised dirt along the back of our house and ignore it until August where I would then scratch my head in confusion when nothing happened really. OR sometimes it would turn into a crazy tomato garden and the humongous squirrels would be running along the fence with big tomatoes carried above their heads like they just hit the jackpot. But I've never had an organized, planned out, functional garden.
SO I heard of someone doing a lasagna garden and I was like.....whats that?
So I looked it up and it looked really interesting but too much work. It's basically layering newspaper, and fertilizer and stuff until it's this big lasagna of perfect planting soil and then it's easy after all the layering business.
Then I looked up square foot gardening. I'm totally going to try it out. For one, I like the man's picture on the front of that book. 2. I've heard alot of good things about it and it seems very orderly and organized and you don't have to drive a roto tiller or anything. You have these cute little perfect 4 by 4 boxes that you plan the exact right amount of seeds and WHALA!! And you don't have to weed, and you can do it anywhere, because you don't use any of your existing soil, you use "MELS MIX" which is a combo of three things you can buy at a garden center.
I'm pretty stoked and hoping it works out!!