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How much compost? & what if I can only find cow compost

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How much compost? & what if I can only find cow compost

Post  Cheryllsm on 4/23/2010, 9:14 pm

So I am terrible with math...not all math, just volumes.
I plan on having 3 beds, so I need 8 cf of compost.
I was able to find moonure
http://www.moonure.com/

in 25lb bags the bags look to be 2ftx1ft by maybe 4in. so isn't that just 1/2 cubic ft?

The only other compost I could find was another cow manure based in a 40lb bag.

Is there an easier way to convert lb's of compost into cubic feet?

I was reading another post questioning cow manure only compost...should I add just regular soil to my bed too & not just cow compost.
any clue as to where to find different compost? I tried calling some mulching companies but they want to deliver it from a flatbed 7 can't tell me what the compost is from (they are assuming it is farm animal but wouldn't say if it was cow) & want over $100 to deliver it ....no thanks the vermiculite was expensive enough LOL

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Re: How much compost? & what if I can only find cow compost

Post  choksaw on 4/23/2010, 9:23 pm

Easy way to measure it out is 1 cf of soil is = to 1* 5 gallon bucket (roughly) for greater efficency belfry bat posted up this awesome tool in another thread that will make diffrent conversions even more simplistic heres the link enjoy
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/great-measurement-converter-program-t1488.htm

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Re: How much compost? & what if I can only find cow compost

Post  Cheryllsm on 4/23/2010, 10:02 pm

@choksaw wrote:Easy way to measure it out is 1 cf of soil is = to 1* 5 gallon bucket (roughly) for greater efficency belfry bat posted up this awesome tool in another thread that will make diffrent conversions even more simplistic heres the link enjoy
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/general-sfg-talk-f5/great-measurement-converter-program-t1488.htm

yeah, I saw that & for some reason I can't get it to download...but we have had to have our hard drive reimaged & repartitioned & everything else recently so who knows.

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Re: How much compost? & what if I can only find cow compost

Post  choksaw on 4/24/2010, 12:13 am

did you try to download the setup.exe file or the zip file? if you have your browser set to block things you should get a little yellow bar at the top of your screen right click that and select download file save destination is desktop if you have any other trouble downloading ti let me know and ill see what i can do for you i may be able to email the zip file to you provided you have a program to unpack the zip

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Try this one

Post  Wyldflower on 4/24/2010, 11:35 am

You don't have to download anything and i think this converter will give you the measurements that you need...

ONLINE CONVERSION

I don't think there are conversions for weight>volume except for standard things like water. I just looked at the bag of compost I have ... it's about the same dimensions you indicated... 1'x2' - but it's 5" thick... and it's labeled 1-1/2 cuft.

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Re: How much compost? & what if I can only find cow compost

Post  Cheryllsm on 4/24/2010, 3:06 pm

@Wyldflower wrote:You don't have to download anything and i think this converter will give you the measurements that you need...

ONLINE CONVERSION

I don't think there are conversions for weight>volume except for standard things like water. I just looked at the bag of compost I have ... it's about the same dimensions you indicated... 1'x2' - but it's 5" thick... and it's labeled 1-1/2 cuft.

thanks! I could not find anything at the store that was marked with cubic ft. But with your measurements it sounds like my guessimate was okay

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