Veggie Garden Beds Masters - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will need to be sectioned off into one-foot segments called putting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for example, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each putting square has an address used to spot the square.
While the options for addressing change, one of the simplest would be to make use of letters for columns and numbers for rows, as well as the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. For instance, 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 have yet to find a garden bed that is commercially accessible for marking off putting squares with an enclosed attribute.
I wish somebody would create a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can add into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, should you want to work with the Square Foot Gardening method, but until this is accessible, for marking squares off you'll need to devise your own personal procedure. The very first step would be to calculate the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, that is width and the length which is in fact useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you connect the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, therefore the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a few 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 measurements as Useable Length for the remainder of the informative article.