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Post  QuercyGarden on 4/19/2013, 11:06 am

Does anyone have Mel's book "Square Metre Gardening?" On page 99 of the 2013 US edition he has a table which shows the number of cubic feet of Mel's Mix needed for various size boxes. I would like to have a copy of that table shown in liters.
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Post  Unmutual on 4/19/2013, 4:40 pm

Is the depth of each box supposed to be 15 cm? If so, and if my math is correct, you're looking at 150 Litres per square meter box(100cm x 100cm x 15cm = 150000 cubic cm, or 0.15 cubic meters. 0.15 cubic meters = 150 Liters).

Again, assuming my math is right, that's 50L of each of the 3 ingredients for Mel's Mix, and to break it down even further, 10L per each of the 5 composts. If this math is right(hopefully someone with more practice with the metric system will correct me), give me a couple of days and I'll throw it on a spread sheet.

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Post  Unmutual on 4/19/2013, 5:23 pm

I found time, so here goes(and after all this table editing, it better be right!):

Side Length #1 MetersSide Length #2 MetersDepthCubic Meters TotalLiters of Peat MossLiters of Coarse VermiculiteLiters of Compost TotalLiters PER Compost(5 Total)Liters of Mel's Mix
0.510.150.08252525575
110.150.1550505010150
210.150.310010010020300
310.150.4515015015030450
410.150.620020020040600
510.150.7525025025050750

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