Raised Garden Bed Cover Plans - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, 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). Each putting square comes with an address used to recognize the square.
Among the simplest is to make use of letters for amounts and columns for rows while the options for addressing 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 as well as the 4th row. I have yet to find a garden bed that is commercially accessible for marking off putting squares, with an included attribute.
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 intend to use the Square Foot Gardening process but until that is accessible, for marking squares off you will need to formulate your own personal method. The first step is to compute the measurements on the interior of the garden bed, which is the length and width that is in fact usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for example, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you connect the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, therefore the interior measurements of the garden bed are really 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 Usable Length for the balance of this article.