Flower Ideas For Garden Beds - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds will have 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 identify the square.
While for addressing the methods vary, among the simplest would be to make use of 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 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've yet to find a commercially accessible garden bed for marking planting squares off with an included attribute.
I wish somebody would create a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can insert into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, but until that is accessible, if you intend to utilize the Square Foot Gardening approach, for marking off squares, you'll need to devise your own procedure. The very first step will be to figure out the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, which can be the length and width which is truly useable for planting.
But when you join the planks in the corners, you lose a few inches, so the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Within 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 remainder of this post.