Garden Bed Edging Ideas - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will need to be sectioned off into one-foot segments called putting squares. Each putting square has an address used to identify the square.
While the methods for addressing change, among the most straightforward would be to make use of letters for columns and numbers for rows, and also the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to locate a commercially accessible garden bed for marking off putting squares with an enclosed attribute.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can insert into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, in case you wish to use the Square Foot Gardening process, but until that is accessible, for marking off squares, you'll need to formulate your own personal method. The initial step will be to figure out the measurements on the interior of the garden bed, that is the length and width which is in fact useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you connect the boards at the corners, you lose several inches, or so the interior measurements of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my case, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Useable Span for the balance of this post.