Bagged Soil For Raised Garden Beds - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds should 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). Each putting square comes with an address used to spot the square.
While the means of addressing change, one of the most straightforward is to make use of letters for amounts and columns for rows, along with the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. For example, putting square A1 is the upper left-hand square (1st column, 1st row), while putting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column and the 4th row. I've yet to locate a commercially available garden bed for marking off putting squares, with an enclosed attribute.
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, in case you want to use the Square Foot Gardening approach but until that is available, you will need to devise your own personal procedure for marking off squares. The first step would be to compute the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which is the length and width that 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 planks in the corners, you lose several inches, therefore the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my instance, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Useable Length for the remainder of this particular article.