Edging Ideas For Garden Beds - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot sections called putting squares. A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each putting square has an address used to spot the square.
While the options for addressing change, one of the most straightforward would be to utilize letters for numbers and columns for rows, and 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 enclosed attribute for marking off putting squares.
I wish somebody would create a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can add into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, but until this is accessible, in case you wish to use the Square Foot Gardening approach, for marking off squares you'll need to formulate your own procedure. Step one will be to figure out the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which is the length and width that is truly usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you connect the boards at the corners, you lose a few inches, so the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a few 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 remainder of this post.