Key Measurement Conversions for Gardening

Part of the Gardening Basics For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Surprisingly, a great deal of measuring goes into garden planning. If you need to change between metric and English (U.S. standard) units, use this basic conversion chart to make sense of it all when planning your garden.

Type of Measurement Metric to English English to Metric
Distance 1 centimeter = 0.4 inch 1 inch = 2.5 centimeters
1 meter = 39 inches = 1.1 yards 1 yard = 0.9 meter
1 kilometer = 0.6 mile 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers
Volume 1 liter = 1.1 quarts 1 quart = 0.9 liter
Mass/weight 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds 1 pound = 0.4 kilogram
1 gram = 0.04 ounce 1 ounce = 31 grams
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