Easy Way To Make A Raised Garden Bed - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot sections called putting squares. Each putting square comes with an address used to identify the square.
While the options for addressing change, among the simplest would be to utilize letters for columns and amounts for rows, along with the mix of the two identifies the square. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. For example, putting square A1 is the upper left hand square (1st column, 1st row), while putting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column as well as the 4th row. I have yet to locate a commercially available garden bed for marking off putting squares with an included attribute.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can insert into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, if you would like to use the Square Foot Gardening method, but until this is available, you'll need to formulate your own method for marking off squares. The first step will be to figure out the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, which can be width and the length that's actually useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I purchased, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you join the planks at the corners, you lose a few inches, or so the interior measurements of the garden bed are really a few inches short of the advertised size. In my instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Usable Length for the remainder of this short article.