Last year, I built a raised bed for the side of the house.
This year, I started seedlings inside. Then they all died. *sad trombone*
So, I bought seedlings and while I was there I also bought this black plastic ground cover that promised me I would not have to weed. It was like $5 so I figured that was worth the experiment.
So far so good!
I may be fostering a Lord of the Flies situation among my tomatoes, though.
Coda to this story: all my seedlings have come back to life after some pretty severe benign neglect. Somehow I have to figure out what to do with 20 tomato plants and 6 pepper plants.