Placing your raised bed can be virtually any where you want.It depends on your approach.Do you want to have more or maybe not. I took the approach that I would try one or two to see how it goes.Since we’ve been using them,we fell in love with them. They are a lot easier to use with very little maintenance. There are endless of options you can do. One thing is you could use one as a cold frame. A proper cover will help to warm your soil so you can harden off your plants. Hardening off is a process or transition from inside to outside for your plants.A way of getting your plants used to outdoor conditions.My new raised bed I’m placing in part of the chicken run we have.It actually was a frame from a portable shelter. Its big enough to have the chicken run on one end and the raised bed on the other. I have a fence to keep the chickens out of it. I hoping I’ll be able to put some greenhouse plastic over the framing to protect the bed from the weather. The raised bed holds about 1.75 cubic Yards of material. Really it probably is less than that because I don’t fill them to the top. My raised bed is 16 inches deep. So lets say I fill it with material up to 12 inches. At least 1/3 or more should be compose. I’ll say up front.This is how I do it right or wrong.All I know we have had wonderful crops. I’m more concerned about the top 8 or 10 inches,than the bottom segment so I just put some ordinary dirt in the first layer,followed by a good layer of compost and the is to go to the local garden store and get a few good bags of gardening soil for the top layer.here is how far i’ve gotten with my raised bed.next time,I’ll complete it and show you what I did.Thanks for stopping by,I hope you have enjoyed these posts.