Any reason why this wouldn't work? It's an idea I'm tossing around. As I've mentioned on other forums here, we moved into our home about 2 months ago. Still haven't sold our old house, so already we have twice the maintenance. But I MUST grow a garden. I'm sure you understand. Now, my DH is very strong and capable, but he's also very busy, and has informed me that if I want a garden this year, it's all on me. He's not going to do a thing. This irritated me, but I can't blame him. He's helped in the past and promised to help next year. We don't have a working tiller. (We have a non-working tiller. DH says he knows what's wrong with it, but who knows when he'll get around to fixing it.) So all I can do is dig. I've already removed sod and shovel-tilled about 10' x 20' to prepare and plant strawberry and asparagus beds, and frankly, I'm about dug out. :help: I've got 25 tomatoes, 8 peppers, 4 zucchinis and 6 cucumbers sprouted on the sunporch, along with lots of flowers to tuck here and there. They're not quite ready yet, but will be soon. DH wants me to place my garden in an area that I don't think gets quite enough sun for tomatoes and such. I have a better area in mind, but for whatever reason, he's not ready for it to be dug up. Up on the hill, where he wants it and near where I put in the other beds, it'd still be fine for cabbage, lettuce, etc. The sod isn't too thick up there. And the soil is rich, not too clay-ey, actually really good for a fresh garden spot without any help, at least for one year. So I was thinking, I'll just lay down some landscape fabric, secure it, and cut holes for each seedling. When planting, I'll just dig a hole, toss in a little time-release fertilizer, and be done with it. Except for vertical supports. I love landscape fabric. The best veggie garden I ever had was the year I used the stuff. The issue is not removing the sod first. What do you think? Too lazy?