Make Raised Garden Bed From Pallets - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot sections called planting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for instance, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each planting square has an address used to spot the square.
While the methods for addressing change, one of the simplest is to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows, along with the mixture of the two identifies the square. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and moves left to right, top to bottom. For instance, planting square A1 is the upper left hand square (1st column, 1st row), while planting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column and also the 4th row. I have yet to find a commercially accessible garden bed 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 raised garden bed to mark off squares, should you would like to make use of the Square Foot Gardening approach, but until this really is accessible, for marking off squares you'll need to formulate your own procedure. The first step would be to compute the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, which can be width and the length that is truly usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you connect the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, so the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a couple of 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 Useable Length for the balance of this short article.