Edging For Garden Flower Beds - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have to be sectioned off into one-foot segments called putting squares. Each putting square has an address used to identify the square.
One of the simplest would be to use letters for amounts and columns for rows while the methods for addressing vary, along with the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to find a garden bed that is commercially available for marking off putting squares with an included feature.
I wish somebody would build a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can fit into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, but until that is available, in case you want to utilize the Square Foot Gardening method, for marking off squares you'll need to devise your own personal method. The initial step would be to figure out the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, that is the length and width which is truly usable for planting.
However , when you connect the boards in the corners, you lose several inches, therefore the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my case, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Usable Length for the rest of this post.