For instance some companion plants for your tomatoes are onions, carrots, and parsley while cabbage and cauliflower need to be kept away. Be sure to rotate your vegetables every year, if you planted tomatoes in the green bed last year plant them into the red bed this year.
Raised beds lend themselves to the development of complex agriculture systems that utilize many of the principles and methods of permaculture. They can be used effectively to control erosion and recycle and conserve water and nutrients by building them along contour lines on slopes.
Spacing for anchors: Usable Length (in inches) / Total Length (in inches) * 12 inches. For my beds, I calculated a spacing of 11.75 inches for my 8 foot board by dividing the Usable Length of 94 inches by the Total Length of 96 inches and multiplying this by 12. My four foot boards require a spacing of 11.56 inches.
Each planting square has an address used to identify the square. While the methods for addressing vary, one of the simplest is to use letters for columns and numbers for rows, and the combination of the two identifies the square.