I have a 5 foot by 5.5 foot garden box I want to fill to the depth of 7 inches. Can you tell me how to figure out how many pounds of dry, loam soil it would take? I'm not sure I'm doing it right. Here's my calculations:

5 ft x 5.5 ft x .5833 ft = 16.04 cubic feet.

If the dry, loam soil weighs 78 pounds/cubic feet then:

16.04 x 78 = 1251.12 pounds or .63 tons.

Am I doing this right?

Thanks.

5 ft x 5.5 ft x .5833 ft = 16.04 cubic feet.

If the dry, loam soil weighs 78 pounds/cubic feet then:

16.04 x 78 = 1251.12 pounds or .63 tons.

Am I doing this right?

Thanks.

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