I'm on year #2 for gardening. I spent a fortune last year on fencing (around $300) and a really sweet Ariens tiller for $700. I busted up a 24 x 36 section of my lawn and I am pretty proud of myself. If I keep this up for 10 or 15 years I may actually break even on this whole garden deal... :-S The soil is so much better this year. I tilled all the grass into it last year but it takes time for all of the clumps to break down so finally the dirt is looking really appealing. I put a nice load of manure in there this year and a huge pile of compost (grass clippings & kitchen waste from the past 7 years). A few weeks ago I put in some lettuce, spinach, peas, and carrots which all came up nicely. Planted potatoes 1.5 weeks ago (not up yet) and this past weekend I planted basil, cilantro, squash, cukes, pole beans, and a little corn. I'm staggering the corn planting this year hoping to extend my harvest. I'll plant a bit each week for 3 more weeks. This weekend I'll plant the tomatoes which are hardening off in the garage now. Last June... [IMG=http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/228/garden2009001.th.jpg][/IMG] And today... A bit fewer rows but more organized this year. I left room in between each row to run the tiller down and take care of some of those weeds. I also left a path at the end of the rows because last year maximizing the space seemed like a good idea at the beginning of the year but hopping over the rows was getting real old by August. [IMG=http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/1379/garden2010002.th.jpg][/IMG] Oh, I also planted asparagus last year in an area separate from the garden and got to sample a bit this year. Should be a nice crop for many years now. I added a separate bed of 15 strawberry plants last week as well.