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The dimensions of the bed are 5 feet across, 3 feet wide and 7.25 inches tall.How much soil should I get? Please make the answer in cubic feet.

Based on the dimensions you've provided, you will need to purchase 9 cubic feet of soil. The formula is 60" X 36" X 7.25" / 1728. The 1728 represent the number of inches in one cubic foot.

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Mike Mascio


I have been an avid gardener since 1985 and an AllExpert volunteer since 1998. I specialize in soil preparation, seed starting and plant propagation, flowers, vegetables, and general landscaping. I am a strong advocate of the square foot method of gardening and the use of organic controls for pests and diseases.

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