Treated Cedar For Garden Beds - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have to be sectioned off into one-foot sections called planting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for instance, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each planting square has an address used to identify the square.
Among the simplest is to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows while the methods for addressing change, along with the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to find a garden bed that is commercially accessible with an enclosed feature for marking off planting squares.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can insert into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, in case you prefer to work with the Square Foot Gardening process but until this really is accessible, you will need to devise your own personal strategy for marking off squares. Step one is to compute the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which will be width and the length which is truly usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for example, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you join the boards at the corners, you lose a few inches, hence the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a few inches short of the advertised size. In my own case, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Length for the balance of the particular article.