Garden Raised Garden Bed Frames - 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 putting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for example, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each putting square has an address used to spot the square.
While for addressing the methods change, among the simplest would be to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows, along with the combination of the two identifies the square. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I have yet to locate a garden bed that is commercially available for marking putting squares off with an enclosed feature.
I wish somebody would create a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can fit into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, if you intend to work with the Square Foot Gardening approach but until this is available, you'll need to formulate your own personal method for marking squares off. Step one is to figure out the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, that is the length and width that is really useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you connect the planks at the corners, you lose a few inches, so the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a few 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 Useable Length for the remainder of the short article.