Raised Bed Garden Irrigation Ideas - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds utilizing the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds will have to be sectioned off into one-foot sections called planting squares. A 4x4 foot garden bed, for example, will have 16 planting squares (because there are 16 square feet in a 4x4 bed). Each planting square comes with an address used to spot the square.
While the means of addressing change, among the most straightforward is to use letters for columns and amounts for rows, and also the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering beginnings in the upper left corner and goes left to right, top to bottom. I've yet to find a commercially accessible garden bed for marking off planting squares with an included attribute.
I wish somebody would build a Square Foot Gardening grid which you can add into a garden bed that is raised to mark off squares, but until that is accessible, in case you'd like to make use of the Square Foot Gardening method, for marking squares off you'll need to devise your own personal system. The initial step will be to calculate the dimensions on the interior of the garden bed, that is the length and width that's really useable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for instance, are 4x8 feet from end to end. But when you connect the planks at the corners, you lose a number of inches, hence the interior dimensions of the garden bed are actually a few inches short of the advertised size. In my own instance, my beds have an interior measurement of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these dimensions as Usable Span for the rest of this informative article.