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Post  1orangething on 3/24/2013, 4:17 pm

I can order Mels Mix in 1.5 cubic bags from Home Depot.
How many bags will I need to order for a 4x4 bed ?
Thanks for any help, my math isn't adding up. thinking
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Post  Lindacol on 3/24/2013, 4:22 pm

1orangething wrote:I can order Mels Mix in 1.5 cubic bags from Home Depot.
How many bags will I need to order for a 4x4 bed ?
Thanks for any help, my math isn't adding up. thinking

4' x 4' x 6" = 8 cu ft. 6 bags x 1.5 cu ft = 9 cu ft. Get 6 bags, it will give you 1 cu ft extra to use when the beds settle.
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Post  1orangething on 3/24/2013, 8:32 pm

Lindacol....thanks for your math figures. May your garden give you many gifts this coming season. Very Happy
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Post  GreenGene on 3/24/2013, 9:31 pm


Model # NW 11760 Internet # 203272590 Store SKU # 375404 - 1.5 cu. ft. Square Foot Gardening Potting Soil Mix

Hmmm. The price is great and I wish it were so, and I even see Mel's picture on the bag, but it doesn't specifically state the product as being 'Mel's Mix' but rather a 'potting soil mix'. The components are not listed by Home Depot either. The Natures Way website does not find the product when searching by either name or by 11760.

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Post  cheyannarach on 3/25/2013, 11:03 am

I think the premade Mel's mix is called Garden Time. Here's a link that might help.

http://gro-well.com/lawnandgarden/squarefootgardening.html
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Post  Kat4 on 3/25/2013, 4:09 pm

This is what we ordered from Home Depot. It is what is listed as Mel's Mix on the Squarefootgardening.org website. And also on Mel's Blog. http://www.squarefootgardening.com/garden-accessories/garden-potting-soil/

http://www.melbartholomew.com/here-is-where-you-can-find-mels-mix/

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Post  jazzycat on 3/25/2013, 4:23 pm

That seems pretty expensive. $9 for 1.5 cubic feet. Am I wrong about that?

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Post  RoOsTeR on 3/25/2013, 5:04 pm

Mel's Mix Caluculator:
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/h22-mel-s-mix-calculator


Mel's Mix is packaged differently and goes by two different names at Lowe's and Home Depot.
There is a price to pay for convenience, and yes, in most cases it is more expensive to purchase the pre-made mix.

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Post  1orangething on 3/25/2013, 8:45 pm

Thank you all for your input on Mels Mix. shipping 6 bags cost almost as much as the mix itself. They don't carry it near me for store pickup. I'll just measure new mix using a 5 gal bucket.
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