My first garden ever went really well this year - and now I am anxiously planning for next years!!!!!! Last year, I used rocks and bricks to make edges around plots (didn't have enough soil to really raise it up much, mostly wanted to keep stuff contained) and although it worked okay, I'd like to move to more traditional raised beds next year. Here's my dilemma - I'd like to use 1"x10"wide boards with I guess rebar stakes holding them in place - I think I've seen other people do this with some success. And I understand not to use pressure-treated wood, but what else should I know? Is it okay to do it now, before winter, so I can set my layers to composting, or will the wood rot? Can I buy already cut rebar stakes, or will I need to figure out a way to cut them? Thank you all, I've learned so much from this site!! Thanks in part to HT, I've got five or so shelves full of canned goodies from the garden - a year ago, I had no idea how to even start!!!