Two years ago we put down 6 large tractor tires and filled them with good black dirt. After the strawberries were through blooming we moved a bunch from ground level to the raised beds. This years being a very wet spring everything was slow to get into the swing of growing. With a few intermittent days of sunshine the strawberries finally came through and are really producing. The 6 tire beds are producing an gallon of raw strawberries a day. These were laying on a 6" X 10" paper towel for the photo. Not everything big comes from Texas! !