Raised Garden Bed Designs Ideas - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening method, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot sections called putting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for instance, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each putting square comes with an address used to spot the square.
While for addressing the methods vary, among the simplest is to make use of letters for amounts and columns for rows, as well as the square is identified by the mix of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. For instance, putting square A1 is the upper left hand square (1st column, 1st row), while putting square C4 is the square in the 3rd column and also the 4th row. I've yet to find a commercially available garden bed with an included attribute for marking off putting squares.
I wish somebody would develop a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can insert into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, but until this is available, if you want to use the Square Foot Gardening approach, you will need to devise your own method for marking off squares. The initial step will be to figure out the measurements on the interior of the garden bed, which will be the length and width that is really useable for planting.
However , when you connect the planks at the corners, you lose several inches, so the interior measurements of the garden bed are really 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 rest of this informative article.