Hexies Raised Garden Bed With Greenhouse - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have 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 recognize the square.
One of the simplest would be to utilize letters for numbers and columns for rows while the options for addressing change, and also the combination of the two identifies the square. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to locate a commercially available garden bed with an enclosed feature for marking off planting squares.
I wish somebody would build a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can add into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, if you would like to use the Square Foot Gardening method, but until this is available, for marking squares off you'll need to formulate your own personal system. The initial step is to compute the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, which is width and the length that's actually useable for planting.
However , when you join the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, hence the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of 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 measurements as Useable Span for the rest of the informative article.