Raised Garden Bed Plans For Seniors - 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. Each planting square has an address used to spot the square.
Among the simplest is to utilize letters for numbers and columns for rows while the means of addressing vary, and also the combination of the two identifies the square. Numbering beginnings 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 the 4th row. I've yet to find a commercially accessible garden bed for marking planting squares off with an enclosed feature.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can insert into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, but until that is accessible, if you prefer to work with the Square Foot Gardening method, for marking off squares you'll need to devise your own system. Step one would be to compute the measurements on the interior of the garden bed, which can be the length and width that's truly useable for planting.
However , when you connect the boards at the corners, you lose a few inches, hence the interior measurements of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Inside my instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Useable Span for the remainder of the post.