Concrete Block Raised Bed Vegetable Garden - When growing vegetables 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). A 4x8 foot garden bed will have 32 planting squares. Each putting square has an address used to recognize the square.
While for addressing the methods change, one of the simplest would be to utilize letters for amounts and columns for rows, as well as the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and moves left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to locate a commercially accessible garden bed for marking off putting squares, with an included feature.
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 utilize the Square Foot Gardening process, but until this is accessible, for marking squares off you'll need to formulate your own procedure. The very first step is to calculate the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, that is width and the length that is really usable for planting.
However , when you join the boards in the corners, you lose a number of inches, so the interior measurements of the garden bed are really a few inches short of the advertised size. Inside my case, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Usable Span for the rest of the article.