After a complete garden failure last year due to the overwhelming invasion of crab grass, we have decided to go with containers this year. We use doggie pools and 5 gallon buckets (not yet in the picture). The pools sit on the remnants of our raised beds, the wood has all rotted away but the soil is so grown through with roots that we did not bother removing it, just covered it with heavy landscaping fabric. I will use the bench as an extension of the herb garden by setting planters on it. I am really hoping for some success this year.