Garden Bed Cover Bunnings - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have to be sectioned off into one-foot segments 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). A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each putting square has an address used to identify the square.
While the options for addressing vary, among the most straightforward is to make use of letters for columns and numbers for rows, as well as the combination of the two identifies the square. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I have yet to locate a commercially accessible garden bed for marking putting squares off with an included attribute.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can add into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, if you intend to work with the Square Foot Gardening process, but until that is accessible, you will need to devise your own procedure for marking off squares. The initial step is to figure out the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which will be width and the length which is actually useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you join the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, therefore the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Inside my case, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Span for the balance of this article.