Raised Garden Bed Photo Gallery - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will need to 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 recognize the square.
While for addressing the methods change, among the simplest would be to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows, and also the square is identified by the mix of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. I have yet to locate a commercially accessible garden bed with an enclosed attribute for marking off planting squares.
I wish somebody would create a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can fit into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, if you want to work with the Square Foot Gardening process, but until this really is accessible, you'll need to devise your own method for marking off squares. The first step will be to compute the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which can be width and the length that is really useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you connect the boards at the corners, you lose a number of inches, or so the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my own instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Length for the rest of the short article.