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Post  QuercyGarden on 4/16/2013, 5:32 am

I am a part time resident of the Departement of the Lot in SW France, living the other half of the year in Colorado. I have tried for several years to raise a vegetable garden, but the soil here is miserable. It is thick clay, filled with small pebbles. Square foot gardening seems the ideal solution, assuming I am able to find all the ingredients for Mel's "Magic" Mix in economical quantities.

My question for now is does anyone know the formula for converting liters into cubic feet?

Merci beaucoup.
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Post  QuercyGarden on 4/16/2013, 7:33 am

Many thanks. So if I am going to have two 8' x 4' beds, I will need 32 cubic feet of mix which is 906.1 liters - 302 liters each of compost, peat moss and vermiculite. Correct?
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/16/2013, 7:39 am

QuercyGarden wrote:Many thanks. So if I am going to have two 8' x 4' beds, I will need 32 cubic feet of mix which is 906.1 liters - 302 liters each of compost, peat moss and vermiculite. Correct?

That's what my math comes up with as well.

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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/16/2013, 11:05 am

Bienvenu! glad you\'re here
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Post  QuercyGarden on 4/16/2013, 4:04 pm

Thanks. I am looking forward to learning a lot and, hopefully, having a beautiful, productive garden.
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Post  plantoid on 4/16/2013, 8:07 pm

QuercyGarden wrote:Thanks. I am looking forward to learning a lot and, hopefully, having a beautiful, productive garden.

Welcome to the site .
Do you have the metric version of the book mentioned in my strap lines ..it may be helpful ?

Here is the ISBN code for it
13: 9780711234529 it costs about 10 euro on Amazon
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Re: Greetings from SW France

Post  QuercyGarden on 4/18/2013, 1:39 am

I have the US version of the book. I found Square Metre Gardening on Amazon France for 14 euros. Are the measurements in that book the same as in Square Foot Gardening, only converted to metric measurements? For example, does Mel still use a 4' x 4' basic unit which would convert to about 3.7 meters x 3.7 meters? If so, would you be able to check in the book to see if my calculations for two plots of 3.7 meters x 7.4 meters are correct? I estimated that I would need about 900 liters of Mel's Mix. Many thanks.
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Post  plantoid on 4/18/2013, 12:47 pm

Possibly !
I only bother with the book in my strap lines as I can work in any set of measurments 3 foot is 900 mm an inch is as good as 25 mm .

Is the ISBN code for your USA book the same as I have given , if not what is it??
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Post  QuercyGarden on 4/18/2013, 2:04 pm

It is the same.
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Post  plantoid on 4/18/2013, 2:25 pm

That's fine ..... it's good to run with so long as you dont let the differences in measurements flummox you .. happy gardening.
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