Fencing For Raised Garden Beds - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will need to be sectioned off into one-foot segments called planting squares. Each planting square comes with an address used to identify the square.
One of the most straightforward would be to use letters for numbers and columns for rows while the means of addressing change, along with the mix of the two identifies the square. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I have yet to find a garden bed that is commercially accessible for marking off planting squares with an enclosed attribute.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can insert into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, in case you want to make use of the Square Foot Gardening approach but until that is accessible, for marking off squares you will need to devise your own personal method. Step one is to compute the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which will be width and the length that's actually useable for planting.
But when you join the boards at the corners, you lose several inches, therefore the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Useable Span for the rest of this informative article.