3' X 6' Raised Garden Bed With Hinged Fencing - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot segments 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.
One of the most straightforward would be to make use of letters for numbers and columns for rows while for addressing the methods vary, and also the mix of the two identifies the square. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and moves left to right, top to bottom. For example, 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 the 4th row. I have yet to locate a garden bed that is commercially accessible for marking planting squares off with an enclosed feature.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can add into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, but until this is accessible, should you wish to make use of the Square Foot Gardening approach, for marking off squares you will need to devise your own personal system. The initial step is to figure out the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which can be width and the length which is truly useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for example, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you join the planks at the corners, you lose several inches, therefore the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a few inches short of the advertised size. Within my instance, 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 post.