Last year, my husband made me a raised garden bed. I like to say I helped, but he did the big stuff.
The dimensions of the bed are 6 feet long by 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep. The bottom half is filled with cedar wood chips. The top half is filled with a mixture of top soil and compost.
We put 1 inch poultry fencing on the ends so when we put a hinged top on it, the squirrels won't be able to get to the plants.
We planted strawberries. We didn't get the top on, but the squirrels didn't bother the plants. The strawberries grew well and we look forward to having strawberries this year from this bed. We plan to make more of these in the future.