Starting first raised beds
We freed up some space next to the driveway and would like to expand the garden this year by planting some raised beds. It seems like there's a ton of info out there, but most of it deals with maintaining existing beds.
A few questions:
1. Is it too late to start one? Much of what I saw about starting new raised beds involved building them in October or so to give the soil time to do its thing.
2. What's a good way to get the soil ready for planting? I know you're supposed to be able to compost with things like grass clippings and newspaper, but by the time I get grass clippings it'll be spring and I'd like to have stuff planted by then.
3. What's the most appropriate depth for beds that will have things like tomatoes, cucumbers, etc? I'm not planning on putting any root veggies in there...I can use my regular garden for that.