Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:40 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:30 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by GWN Today at 10:55 am

» Hello from MN
by tschida42 Today at 10:18 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Today at 10:13 am

» Comfrey
by plantoid Today at 9:51 am

» New England March 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 9:47 am

» Raised beds already made.
by jimmy cee Today at 9:32 am

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 8:51 am

» GF Books
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:16 am

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Today at 4:36 am

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco Yesterday at 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:25 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:19 pm

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by reynajrainwater Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:25 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 Yesterday at 1:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:25 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 12:19 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by mlpii66 3/24/2017, 8:33 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker 3/24/2017, 4:23 am

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 3/23/2017, 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising 3/23/2017, 9:34 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 3/23/2017, 11:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Can anyone help with proper ratio of soil mix?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Can anyone help with proper ratio of soil mix?

Post  Maya Papaya on 4/13/2010, 1:46 am

My book doesn't come for another 2 days and I'm getting soil ingredients tomorrow. I'm going to have a 4'x8' box.

Thanks in advance.

Maya
avatar
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone help with proper ratio of soil mix?

Post  boffer on 4/13/2010, 2:02 am

Hi,

The ratio is 1:1:1

To fill one 4x8 box you will need:

6 cubic feet peat moss
6 cubic feet vermiculite
6 cubic feet 5 type compost mix

Happy Gardening
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: Can anyone help with proper ratio of soil mix?

Post  Maya Papaya on 4/13/2010, 3:40 am

Thank you kind Boffer! The peat moss comes compressed in a bale, so I'm thinking I will only need 3 cu. ft. because it will expand to double the amount to 6 cu. ft.; this is what I've read.

Maya
avatar
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone help with proper ratio of soil mix?

Post  Retired Member 1 on 4/13/2010, 8:07 am

Yes, buy "half" the peat moss since it expands. There are several threads on the best ways to mix it all up. Since I'm only one person, I use a 5 gal bucket to measure everything. Just eyeball the compost as I pour a fifth of each in one bucket. Then I dump it all out on a small tarp, use the hoe to mix it up and then shovel it back into the buckets to transport to the garden bed. The time consuming part it fluffing up the peat, but the measuring and mixing takes 5 min.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Can anyone help with proper ratio of soil mix?

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