Secret Garden Nursery Bedding - 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 putting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for example, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each putting square has an address used to identify the square.
Among the most straightforward is to utilize letters for numbers and columns for rows while the options for addressing change, as well as the mix of the two identifies the square. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and moves left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to locate a garden bed that is commercially accessible with an included attribute for marking off putting squares.
I wish somebody would build a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can fit into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, but until this really is accessible, in case you want to make use of the Square Foot Gardening process, you'll need to formulate your own system for marking off squares. The initial step would be to calculate the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which will be width and the length which is actually useable for planting.
But when you join the planks at the corners, you lose a few inches, hence the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my own instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Span for the balance of this article.