Brick Garden Bed Edging - When vegetables that are growing in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will have to 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 comes with an address used to recognize the square.
One of the simplest is to use letters for numbers and columns for rows while for addressing the methods vary, and the square is identified by the mix of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. As an 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 and also the 4th row. I've yet to locate a garden bed that is commercially available with an enclosed attribute for marking off putting squares.
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, should you intend to utilize the Square Foot Gardening approach but until that is available, for marking squares off you'll need to formulate your own method. The first step is to compute the measurements on the interior of the garden bed, which will be width and the length which is in fact useable for planting.
But when you connect the planks at the corners, you lose a few inches, or so the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of 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 remainder of this particular article.