Started a raised bed garden Feb. 22, 10 in Southwest Florida zone 10. We built a container 3x8 no floor out of non-treated wood and I painted it on the outside only. I filled it with 8 bags (2 cubic yds each) of topsoil and 8 bags of (2 cubic yds each) organic compost. I also added a filter to my garden hose to block the chlorine - burns the plant. We planted in a west exposure to get about 6-8 hrs of sunlight and some filtered sun also. Below is a picture of the garden after planting.
We have in our garden - basil, oregano, tomatoes, red & green bell peppers, green beans, spinach, romaine lettuce, sweet & red onions, strawberries and cucumbers - enough for two people. I have already harvested some spinach and made some yummy "Spinach Pastry" will share the recipe on KatG food site.