My wife and i wanted to grow some veggies this year. but with our small yard, and hydroponics a bit too much for use to want to jump into, aside from an Aerogarden, that thing is awesome and we highly recommend it, just actually follow the instructions and don't let the water dry out.
So, we decided on this. a small garden that is simple, dense, and will give us a fair bit of food this fall. Also, a great way to teach our daughter about what real food is and where it comes from.
We used the sites listed in the links to make out decisions.
We just got our sprouts growing, and we are thinking a bird of prey statue might be in order to keep the birds out of the garden, as a scarecrow old be a bot of overkill. I will keep up the log as the garden grows and we start making a harvest.
Perhaps i should set a pit with a timelapse function in my backyard to make a cool grow video.