River Rock Raised Garden Beds - When growing vegetables in raised garden beds using the Square Foot Gardening approach, your beds should be sectioned off into one-foot sections called putting squares. Each putting square comes with an address used to recognize the square.
While the means of addressing change, among the most straightforward would be to make use of letters for columns and amounts for rows, as well as the square is identified by the mixture of the two. Numbering starts in the upper left corner and proceeds left to right, top to bottom. I have yet to locate a garden bed that is commercially accessible for marking putting squares off with an included feature.
I wish somebody would build a Square Foot Gardening grid that you can add into a raised garden bed to mark off squares, but until that is accessible, if you'd like to work with the Square Foot Gardening approach, for marking off squares you will need to devise your own personal system. The first step will be to figure out the measurements on the inside of the garden bed, which can be the length and width which is in fact usable for planting.
The 4x8 foot garden beds I bought, for example, are 4x8 feet from end to end. However , when you connect the boards at the corners, you lose several inches, so the interior measurements of the garden bed are actually a couple of inches short of the advertised size. Within my instance, my beds have an interior dimension of 46.25 inches x 94 inches. I refer to these measurements as Usable Length for the balance of the particular article.