Raised Garden Bed Pic - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot segments called planting squares. A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each planting square has an address used to identify the square.
Among the simplest is to utilize letters for numbers and columns for rows while for addressing the methods change, as well as the square is identified by the combination of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and moves left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to find a commercially available garden bed with an included attribute for marking planting squares off.
I wish somebody would create a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can add into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, should you'd like to use the Square Foot Gardening method but until that is available, you'll need to devise your own personal method for marking squares off. Step one is to compute the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which will be the length and width that is truly usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you join the boards in the corners, you lose a number of inches, or so the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a few inches short of the advertised size. In my own instance, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Useable Span for the remainder of the post.