Ahh, thats pretty neat for those that don't like to do the work themselves. I love it to much to do something like that though, but hey it'd make for some extra canning if I did something like that. :)
That's a bad word at my house! I get pressure all the time for one. Some people in my house like the "idea" of a...... well, that word - but when it comes to the"practice" of one - they want little if anything to do with it. "too hot", "too many bugs", "it's hard", "I'll get dirty", "it wasn't my idea", bla, bla, bla. I'll turn and disc the dirt - I'll run the row planter if needed - that's all I want to do with it. They want a garden and a gardner not just a garden. Got suckered into a few things like that before - not falling for that hole-in-the-head! If I seem bitter well, don't ask about our pool - still pissed about that!
I was finally able to get mine tilled the second time yesterday. Took forever to dry out. The wife got some stuff planted last night (already had onions, radishes, and I think peas in) and will hopefully be able to finish the rest tonight (if it doesn't rain....).
I'm lucky, the wife loves to garden, pull weeds, harvest veggies, can, freeze, etc. I help out with the tilling and will spray gly in between the rows once or twice a year. Next year I hope to have enough newspaper stashed for mulching.
I've used newspaper and cardboard in gardens and around shrubs at planting time. I much prefer the newspaper over the cardboard. When the cardboard dries, which seems to happen quicker than the newspaper, it has a tendency to lift up off the ground a bit. Ants and other critters find this space and take up residence.
I have included our garden in and next to my food plots. So far I have potatoes, peas, beans, and half the sweet corn in. The deer don't seem to bother any of it. I have fenced off the sweet corn but everything else is in the open. I guess it is one benefit of having low deer numbers. I have lush foot tall clover that they are not touching either.