Measurements and Conversions for the Garden

A square foot = 12" x 12"

A square meter = 3' x 3'

1 Acre = 43,560 square feet or 14,520 square meters

How to calculate the square footage of a garden bed or row

  • Multiply the length x width (for rows only measure growing space not pathways)
    • Examples:
      • A raised bed measuring 4' x 8' = 32 sq. ft
      • A planting bed / row measuring 10' long by 3' wide = 30 square feet
  • Common row lengths for market gardeners:
    • 3' x 50' = 150 sq. ft. (3' x 100' = 300 sq. ft.)
    • 4' x 50' = 200 sq. ft. (4' x 100' = 400 sq. ft.)

Formula for Calculating Volume: length x width x height = cu. ft.

  • example: a raised bed measuring 4’ x 4’ x 6” deep = 8 cu. ft.

  • 1/2 cu.ft. = app. 5 Gallons

Measurement Conversion Table

1 teaspoon

 

 

 

5 ml

3 teaspoons

1 tablespoons

1/2 ounce

14.3 grams

15 ml

2 tablespoons

1/8 cup

1 ounce

28.3 grams

30 ml

4 tablespoons

1/4 cup

2 ounces

56.7 grams

59 ml

8 tablespoons

1/2 cup

4 ounces

113.4 grams

118 ml

16 tablespoons

1 cup

8 ounces

226.4 grams

237 ml

2 cups

1 pint

16 ounces

1 pound

473 ml

4 cups

1 quart

32 ounces

 

1000 ml or 1 liter

8 cups

1/2 gallon

64 ounces

 

2 liters

16 cups

1 gallon

128 ounces

 

4 liters