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
» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 1:24 am

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals Today at 1:15 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» Baby Food
by yolos Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» Terrace Garden in Ontario, Canada
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:49 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:59 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:25 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by Yardslave Yesterday at 4:21 pm

» Watering
by GloriaG Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Today's Harvest
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:22 pm

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:08 pm

» New England June 2017
by hammock gal Yesterday at 9:12 am

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:37 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals 6/24/2017, 10:15 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Kelejan 6/24/2017, 9:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Fiz 6/24/2017, 9:04 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 6/24/2017, 7:37 pm

» Love My Dust Buster
by sanderson 6/24/2017, 3:51 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by countrynaturals 6/24/2017, 3:48 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 6/24/2017, 3:45 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson 6/24/2017, 3:03 pm

» Kombucha
by CapeCoddess 6/24/2017, 2:36 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 6/24/2017, 1:40 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by AtlantaMarie 6/24/2017, 6:25 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Kelejan 6/24/2017, 12:50 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RC3291 6/24/2017, 12:06 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by countrynaturals 6/23/2017, 11:59 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Turan 6/23/2017, 11:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help with math please...

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help with math please...

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
avatar
1orangething

Female Posts : 72
Join date : 2011-04-12
Age : 58
Location : Spring Hill Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with math please...

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.
avatar
Lindacol

Posts : 777
Join date : 2011-01-23
Location : Bloomington, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

re: help with math please

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
Annie
avatar
1orangething

Female Posts : 72
Join date : 2011-04-12
Age : 58
Location : Spring Hill Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Help with math please...

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.

caveat emptor

Gene
avatar
GreenGene

Posts : 27
Join date : 2012-03-15
Age : 63
Location : Zone 9a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with math please...

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
avatar
cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with math please...

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/

avatar
Kat4

Posts : 7
Join date : 2013-03-10
Location : IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with math please...

Post  jazzycat on 3/25/2013, 4:23 pm

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

jazzycat

Posts : 596
Join date : 2013-03-12
Location : Savannah, GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with math please...

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.

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4242
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

re: help with math please.

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.
Annie Smile
avatar
1orangething

Female Posts : 72
Join date : 2011-04-12
Age : 58
Location : Spring Hill Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help with math please...

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