For the last two years, we've planted our garden in a series of raised beds. Not the fancy knee-high wooden plots that *I* wanted and that P said was way too much work, but a simple bed of soil that has been worked up and that lies just a couple of inches above the rest of the garden. We planted our first two beds this weekend. They're about 3 ft wide by maybe 25 feet long.
P does most of the work. H "helped" and I took pictures.
H and I planted wax beans and green beens. P planted sweet corn. And see that black tube? No, that is not a snake. It's a soaker hose. We lay the hose on top of the bed, but underneath plastic, to irrigate our garden. This way we don't have to use a sprinkler, and our water usage is actually much more efficient, since we're only dripping water where the plants are growing, and not all over the garden.