Raised Bed Idea...Need feedback
I have an area that is about 30 ft x 40 ft. Last fall I covered most of this area with OM (lasagne style) and come spring the ground was really nice, didnt have to til it, and full of worms etc. I planted a whole bunch of tomatoes.
Weeds(burmuda grass) got away from me and became an issue, recently I tilled the area with a big heavy duty tiller to remove the grass roots as best as I could.
I'd like to attempt to build some kind of informal, raised beds here using landscape timbers to frame out the planting areas, so they would not at the usual height (instead just the depth of the timbers), I'm thinking something much more shallow will work being that the lower soil area is very healthy and rich. My main objective with this idea is to create a weed barrier with the material (newspaper, peat, compost, etc) that I will place inside the timbers on the surface of the soil and at the same time have enough depth to plant into.
I'd appreciate any feedback. and any other ideas, suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
PS: this is still up for debate, but I will most likely be planting peppers, okra, beans, squash, turnip and corn in this area.