Vertical Garden Bed Ideas - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds should 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). A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each planting square comes with an address used to recognize the square.
While the methods for addressing change, one of the most straightforward would be to make use of letters for amounts and columns for rows, and also the square is identified by the mix of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. For example, 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 have yet to find a commercially accessible garden bed with an included attribute for marking off planting squares.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can insert into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, should you want to use the Square Foot Gardening approach but until that is accessible, for marking squares off you'll need to devise your own personal strategy. Step one would be to calculate the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which will be width and the length that is really usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you connect the planks at the corners, you lose a few inches, therefore the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Within my instance, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Length for the remainder of the article.