Soil Calculator: How Many Bags of Soil for Raised Garden Bed

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Are you building a raised garden bed to plant your vegetable garden? Are you trying to figure out how many bags of soil to buy to fill your raised garden bed? Instead of manually doing the math yourself to calculate how many bags of soil you need for your raised garden bed, I’ve made it easy for you. Just fill in the measurements of the dimensions of your raised garden bed and the soil calculator will compute the cubic feet of soil needed to fill your raised garden bed. You can also input the soil bag size you are buying and the soil calculator will calculate how many bags of soil you need to buy for your raised garden bed.

How to Calculate Soil Needed for Raised Garden Bed?

To calculate how much soil you need to fill your raised garden bed, you simply multiply the length, width and height of the raised garden bed dimensions to get the total cubic feet of soil needed to fill your raised garden bed. Just remember to convert your measurements to feet and not inches so you can get your calculations down to cubic feet.

How Many Bags of Soil Do You Need for a 4 x 8 raised garden bed?

For a 4×8 raised garden bed, you will need 15 bags of soil (1.5 cubic feet per bag) or 21.44 cubic feet of soil. This is assuming your raised garden bed is 8 inches high and the bags of soil you are buying contains 1.5 cubic feet of soil per bag.

How Many Bags of Soil Do You Need for a 4 x 4 raised garden bed?

For a 4×4 raised garden bed, you will need 7 bags of soil (1.5 cubic feet per bag) or 10.72 cubic feet of soil. This is assuming your raised garden bed is 8 inches high and the bags of soil you are buying contains 1.5 cubic feet of soil per bag.

If you are a lazy gardener, check out our Beginner’s Guide: How to Start a Vegetable Garden for the Lazy Gardener

Raised Garden Bed Soil Calculator

To make it easier for you, below is a Raised Garden Bed Soil Calculator. You can use the raised garden bed soil calculator to calculate how many bags of soil you need for you raised garden bed. The soil calculator will also calculate the total cubic feet of soil needed for your raised garden bed. Just fill in the dimensions of your raised garden bed to easily calculate the number of bags of soil needed for your raised garden bed. Bags of soil are commonly sold in 0.75 cubic feet bags, 1 cubic feet bags or 1.5 cubic feet bag, check how many cubic feet of soil comes in the bag you are buying so you can accurately input it into the soil calculator.

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