Here's the view from between the shed and the willow. When my finances are better I may replace the wood beds with stone retaining wall blocks. The old wood won't last very long but I'm hoping for at least 2 years out of it. It used to be part of a deck and I'm fairly certain that the pressure treated properties (and chemicals) are completely leached out. Beyond the second raised bed I can imagine another set of raised beds with a small stairway in between. Now that's a project for another year! (Besides I'm almost out of old wood...)
The large raised bed in the back is around 28 feet long and 4-5 feet deep. The bed took most of the day to complete but now I have a bed ready for my strawberry plants to move into in a few weeks. I'll probably sneak a few other plants in the bed as I go - taller stuff that will enjoy having the strawberries as a groundcover. I still need to add soil and compost to fill the bed up higher.
How do you cope with gardening on a slope?