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Soil in a raised bed 2018-06-24
From Georgia:
Good Afternoon,

I'm planning on building a raised bed garden measuring 6 feet long x 4 feet wide x 12 inches deep. I'm not sure how to calculate the amount of soil to fill it up. I will have to purchase the soil in 2 cubic feet bags.

I've read several articles about this topic on various gardening websites, and one of them stated it would take a ton of soil to fill up an 8 foot long x 4 foot wide x 12 inch deep raised bed garden.

I'd greatly appreciate it if you could help me out with this quandary.

Thank you for your prompt and courteous response.

Kind Regards,

Answered by Penny Nom.
A raised bed in the shape of an octagon 2012-11-22
From pat:
I want to make raised-bed gardens - usually 4' square, but want to be more creative by creating octagonal boxes. The ideal size for square beds is 4'x4'. The boards are 8' long, so I want to get as much out of a board as I can. If I want an octagon with a diameter of 4', I think the sides would be (rounded off) about 1.5' each using 2 full boards with a little waste and the growing space would be less than a 4' square (16 square feet). If I want to increase the length of each side to 2' each (getting the max from a board), what will the diameter of this octagon be so I can determine the growing space of the box. (The reason a 4' square is important in gardening, besides maximizing the wood, is that a person can reach into the center to plant and pick veggies without stepping on the soil, so diameter is important). My math days are long over and I'm having trouble working with octagons! Thank you!
Answered by Harley Weston.



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