Quandaries and Queries


We have a 17' x 19' garden space. If we want it a foot high raised bed, how many cubic yards of topsoil do we need?

I am a high school special education teacher helping with a summer garden spot.

Thank you very much.




Hi Carol,

I would first change all the units to yards. There are 3 feet in a yard so the dimensions are

 17/3 yards by 19/3 yards by 1/3 yards

Thus the volume is

 17/3 19/3 1/3 = 12.0 cubic yards



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