Gardening Basics For Dummies, 3rd Edition
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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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Steven A. Frowine is a noted professional horticulturist and a longtime avid gardener and communicator. The National Gardening Association is the leading garden-based educational nonprofit organization in the United States, providing resources at garden.org and kidsgardening.org.

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