When you think about **gardening**, you often deal with lots of different sizes of soil, mulch, or even garden beds. One way to measure these things is in **cubic meters** and **cubic feet**.

A **cubic meter** is a big box that measures one meter long, one meter wide, and one meter tall. That’s a pretty big space! To give you an idea, if you had a cube that was 1 meter on each side, that whole space inside would be one cubic meter.

Now, if we want to know how many **cubic feet** fit into those 5 cubic meters, we can do a quick calculation. There are about **35.3 cubic feet** in one cubic meter. So, to find out how many cubic feet are in 5 cubic meters, we just multiply:

$$

5 \, \text{cubic meters} \times 35.3 \, \frac{\text{cubic feet}}{\text{cubic meter}} = 176.5 \, \text{cubic feet}

$$

So, 5 cubic meters is equal to **176.5 cubic feet**!

Here are **7 objects** that will take up exactly that **space** of 5 cubic meters or 176.5 cubic feet:

**5 medium-sized garden compost bins**(each about 1 cubic meter).**1 big raised garden bed**that is approximately 1 meter long, 1 meter wide, and 5 meters tall.**A small garden shed**that measures 1 meter on each side.**Multiple bags of soil**(around 50 bags that are 35 liters each, which fill up about 5 cubic meters together).**4 large compost tumbler bins**(each can hold about 1.25 cubic meters of compost).**A stack of 35 standard-sized garden pots**(if each pot took up about 0.5 cubic feet).**A fish tank**that is approximately 5 cubic meters (about 132 gallons).

Understanding these measurements can really help when you’re planning your garden and figuring out how much soil or space you need for all your plants! ðŸŒ±