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How to Figure Cubic Feet to Get a Raised Garden Bed

Gardeners with inadequate soil conditions can utilize raised garden beds full of high-quality soil mix to create the best growing conditions possible for their crops. Fantastic soil mixes contains fewer nematodes and soil-borne pests than regular garden soil. When purchasing soil combinations to add into your raised garden bed, you’ll need to know the volume of soil that the bed may hold. This can be measured in cubic feet. Purdue University recommends raised beds stand at least 1 foot tall.

Gauge the length, width and depth of this backyard bed in feet or inches.

Divide any of the dimensions you measured in inches from 12 to convert them to feet. For instance, to get a bed that’s 48 inches by 36 inches by 18 inches, divide each number by 12. This equals a bed that’s 4 feet by 3 feet by 1.5 feet.

Multiply the length by the width by the depth. Each of the components of measurements have to be in feet. For instance, a raised garden bed that’s 4 feet by 3 feet by 1.5 feet equals 18 cubic feet.

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