Raised Garden Bed Wood Plans - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will need to be sectioned off into one-foot sections called planting squares. 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 vary, one of the most straightforward would be to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows, along with the square is identified by the combination of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. For instance, 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 also the 4th row. I've yet to find a garden bed that is commercially available with an enclosed feature for marking planting squares off.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can add into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, in case you would like to work with the Square Foot Gardening process but until this really is available, for marking squares off you will need to devise your own personal system. Step one will be to figure out the dimensions on the inside of the garden bed, which is the length and width that's in fact usable for planting.
However , when you join the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, therefore the interior dimensions of the garden bed are really a couple of inches short of the advertised size. In my case, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Useable Span for the balance of this informative article.