Vegetable Raised Garden Beds Beginners - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will need to 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 recognize the square.
Among the most straightforward is to use letters for amounts and columns for rows while for addressing the methods change, along with the combination of the two identifies the square. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. For example, putting square A1 is the upper left-hand square (1st column, 1st row), while putting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column and the 4th row. I have yet to find 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, if you wish to utilize the Square Foot Gardening process, but until this is accessible, for marking off squares, you will need to formulate your own method. The first step is to figure out the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which can be width and the length which is really usable for planting.
However , when you join the boards in the corners, you lose a number of inches, or so the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my case, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Useable Span for the balance of this particular article.