Garden Raised Bed Timber - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have to be sectioned off into one-foot sections called putting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for instance, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each putting square comes with an address used to spot the square.
Among the simplest would be to use letters for numbers and columns for rows while the options for addressing vary, and the mixture of the two identifies the square. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to locate a garden bed that is commercially accessible with an included feature for marking off putting squares.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can insert into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, if you would like to make use of the Square Foot Gardening approach, but until this is accessible, for marking off squares you will need to devise your own procedure. The initial step would be to compute the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, which is the length and width which is truly useable for planting.
However , when you connect the planks in the corners, you lose several inches, hence the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Within my instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Usable Span for the rest of this post.