Redwood Raised Garden Bed Kit - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have to be sectioned off into one-foot segments 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.
While the methods for addressing change, among the simplest would be to make use of letters for columns and numbers for rows, as well as the square is identified by the combination of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and moves left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to find a garden bed that is commercially available for marking off putting squares with an included attribute.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can add into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, but until this is available, if you want to utilize the Square Foot Gardening approach, for marking squares off you'll need to devise your own method. The very first step is to calculate the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, that is the length and width that is really usable for planting.
However , when you join the boards at the corners, you lose several inches, so the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Within my case, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Usable Length for the rest of this particular article.