Now the first step should be building your raised bed frame and then getting the dirt to fill it. The nursery we ordered our dirt from showed up two days early! (I'm guessing because we are supposed to get snow the day they dropped it off) With this in mind, I have to get my bed built AND put in the dirt BEFORE it snows.... and the race is on.
*Make sure you call ahead and get quotes as well as dates when they will drop off. One place we called was dropping off in 2-3 weeks for $180 and another would drop off the same week we called (ended up being sooner) for $190... that 2 week difference was worth the $10 in my book.
Step three: gather your raised bed boards and cut them to the size you want or need. My sizes are 10' X 6' 5" (don't ask why its not just 6' because i have no clue)