Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by Turan Today at 12:32 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:26 am

» Geezer's 17
by Turan Today at 12:22 am

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan Today at 12:04 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by Turan Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:22 pm

» Butterflies
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:36 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Reading Material?
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 3:56 pm

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» Podding Radishes, Anyone?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» First of the Season
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by recoush Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» who has chickens
by RC3291 Yesterday at 2:00 pm

» April Avatar: Show Yourself!
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 11:21 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:44 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 9:27 am

» Potato Harvest 2017
by RC3291 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» What's in the bottom of your raised bed?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 8:57 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:35 am

» Spider Mites?
by yolos 4/21/2017, 10:50 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» Box Coatings
by ChasingAnnie 4/21/2017, 12:57 pm

» Spinach gone wild
by sanderson 4/21/2017, 12:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

How Much Verm, Compost, Peat Moss for One Box?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How Much Verm, Compost, Peat Moss for One Box?

Post  Teresa on 4/8/2010, 8:17 pm

I just realized I left my SFG book at my daughter's house, 4 hours away. I'm late getting this garden going and I want to go tonight to get the soil mix so I can get started planting tomorrow. My local Lowe's has Mel's Mix (called "Garden Time" by them) on order but they don't know when it will be here--some time in the next 2 weeks, and I don't want to wait that long. OSH has 2 cf bags of coarse vermiculite so I'll go with that; can't find any larger bags around.

Since I don't have my book, can someone please remind me of how much of each item I need to fill one 4X4 box? (the sides are 8" but I suppose it doesn't matter if I just fill them 6", right? Will they look nicer filled?) Is it 2.5 cubic feet of vermiculite, 2.5 of peat moss, and 2.5 of compost (a mixture)? If I want to fill the 8" high boxes how much more will I need?

Thanks a mil. Can't believe what great help I'm getting on this forum!

Teresa

Female Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Agoura Hills, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How Much Verm, Compost, Peat Moss for One Box?

Post  boffer on 4/8/2010, 8:20 pm

3+cf for 6 inches, 4+cf for 8 inches, allows for some settling
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: How Much Verm, Compost, Peat Moss for One Box?

Post  Teresa on 4/9/2010, 12:20 am

Thanks so much, Boffer.

Teresa

Female Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Agoura Hills, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How Much Verm, Compost, Peat Moss for One Box?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum