Composite Materials For Raised Garden Beds - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will need to be sectioned off into one-foot segments called planting squares. A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each planting square comes with an address used to identify the square.
Among the simplest would be to use letters for numbers and columns for rows while for addressing the methods vary, and also the square is identified by the combination of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. For instance, planting square A1 is the upper left-hand square (1st column, 1st row), while planting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column as well as the 4th row. I've yet to locate a commercially accessible garden bed with an enclosed attribute for marking planting squares off.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can fit into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, but until that is accessible, should you intend to work with the Square Foot Gardening method, for marking squares off, you will need to devise your own method. The first step is to figure out the measurements on the interior of the garden bed, which can be width and the length which is truly usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you join the boards in the corners, you lose a number of inches, therefore the interior measurements of the garden bed are really a few inches short of the advertised size. Within my case, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Useable Span for the rest of this particular article.