How much soil would you require for Raised Garden Bed?

Many people are interested in raised gardens due to their benefits. If you are also thinking about making a DIY raised garden, then you need to follow each step of the process diligently. Filling the raised beds with soil is an important step for planting. But, how can you know the right amount of soil needed for your raised beds? Here are the formulas for calculating the right soil volume needed depending on the size and shape of your raised bed.

Formulae For Calculating Soil Volume

The soil volume calculation formula differs based on the shape of the raised bed. Before going into the formula, you need to know the measurements needed. For calculation, you must find the length, height, and width of the bed. Convert them into a common unit. For example, if you are taking measurements in feet, then find the length, height, and width in feet.

Formula For Square/Rectangular Soil Volume Of Raised Beds

V = L x W x H

  • V stands for the volume of the soil you need to fill.
  • L is the length of the raised bed.
  • W is the width of the raised bed.
  • H refers to the height of the raised bed.

The formula for L-shaped Raised beds

For an L-shaped bed, you are dividing the bed into two separate beds with four sides each. Then, you have to find the volume for each bed and add them.

V = (L x W x H) + (L x W x H)

Formula For U-shaped Raised Beds

Like the L-shaped beds, you divide the U-shaped ones into three different areas (two squares and one rectangle) and calculate.

V = (L x W x H) + (L x W x H) + (L x W x H)

The amount of soil required also depends on the plant you wish to grow. Deep-rooted ones require more soil while others need shallow soil to cover the roots. If you find it strenuous, you can get the ready-made beds from trusted sources for planting with ease.

Soil Required for Vego Garden Metal Raised Beds

Soil Required for Vego Garden Raised Beds:

17" TALL 6 IN 1 MODULAR METAL RAISED GARDEN BED KIT


Configuration

Length (ft)

Width (ft)

Height (in)

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard

V1

5

3.5

17

25

0.9

V2

6.5

2

17

18

0.7

V3

3.5

3.5

17

17

0.6

V4

5

2

17

14

0.5

V5

3.5

2

17

10

0.4

V6

2

2

17

6

0.2


17" TALL 9 IN 1 MODULAR METAL RAISED GARDEN BED KIT


Configuration

Length (ft)

Width (ft)

Height (in)

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard

V1

6.5

3.5

17

  32 

  1.2 

V2

8

2

17

  23 

  0.8 

V3

5

5

17

  35 

  1.3 

V4

6.5

2

17

  18 

  0.7 

V5

5

3.5

17

  25 

  0.9 

V6

3.5

3.5

17

  17 

  0.6 

V7

5

2

17

  14 

  0.5 

V8

3.5

2

17

  10 

  0.4 

V9

2

2

17

  6 

  0.2

 

17" TALL 10 IN 1 MODULAR METAL RAISED GARDEN BED KIT

Configuration

Length (ft)

Width (ft)

Height (in)

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard

V1

9.5

2.5

17

34

1.2

V2

8

4

17

45

1.7

V3

8

2.5

17

28

1.0

V4

7.5

4.5

17

48

1.8

V5

7.5

2.5

17

27

1.0

V6

6.5

5.5

17

51

1.9

V7

6.5

4

17

37

1.4

V8

6.5

2.5

17

23

0.9

V9

6

6

17

51

1.9

V10

6

2.5

17

21

0.8



32" EXTRA TALL 6 IN 1 MODULAR RAISED GARDEN BED KIT

Configuration

Length (ft)

Width (ft)

Height (in)

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard

V1

5

3.5

32

47

1.7

V2

6.5

2

32

35

1.3

V3

3.5

3.5

32

33

1.2

V4

5

2

32

27

1.0

V5

3.5

2

32

19

0.7

V6

2

2

32

11

0.4



32" EXTRA TALL 9 IN 1 MODULAR RAISED GARDEN BED KIT

Configuration

Length (ft)

Width (ft)

Height (in)

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard

V1

6.5

3.5

32

61

2.2

V2

8

2

32

43

1.6

V3

5

5

32

67

2.5

V4

6.5

2

32

35

1.3

V5

5

3.5

32

47

1.7

V6

3.5

3.5

32

33

1.2

V7

5

2

32

27

1.0

V8

3.5

2

32

19

0.7

V9

2

2

32

11

0.4



32" EXTRA TALL 10 IN 1 MODULAR RAISED GARDEN BED KIT

Configuration

Length (ft)

Width (ft)

Height (in)

Cubic Feet

Cubic Yard

V1

9.5

2.5

32

63

  2.3 

V2

8

4

32

85

  3.2 

V3

8

2.5

32

53

  2.0 

V4

7.5

4.5

32

90

  3.3 

V5

7.5

2.5

32

50

  1.9 

V6

6.5

5.5

32

95

  3.5 

V7

6.5

4

32

69

  2.6 

V8

6.5

2.5

32

43

  1.6 

V9

6

6

32

96

  3.6 

V10

6

2.5

32

40

  1.5 


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