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How much of Mel's Mix do you need for 4x4

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How much of Mel's Mix do you need for 4x4

Post  chechi on 8/28/2010, 7:24 pm

Hi everyone,
I am new to SFG and was wondering how many bags of Mel's Mix do I need to fill the 4x4? I found some bags of Mel's Mix at Lowes and planning to go right now but I don't know how many bags to get. It comes in 2 cu ft bags.
Any help would be great.

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Re: How much of Mel's Mix do you need for 4x4

Post  AZDYJ2K on 8/28/2010, 8:07 pm

I have a 4'X4'X8" deep bed. I put in 4 bags. The MM has settled after a few rainstorms and is about 2" from the top. I probably need another bag or 2 to top it off.

I would suggest purchasing 4 and see how that does. You can always get another bag if you need to top it off after it settles.

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Re: How much of Mel's Mix do you need for 4x4

Post  boffer on 8/28/2010, 8:10 pm

mathematically, you need 4

realistically, after the mix is saturated and settled down, at least 6

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Re: How much of Mel's Mix do you need for 4x4

Post  candice on 6/3/2014, 10:51 am

What size bags? I have found it in 2 cu ft and 1.5 cu ft

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Re: How much of Mel's Mix do you need for 4x4

Post  walshevak on 6/3/2014, 11:25 am

@candice wrote:What size bags? I have found it in 2 cu ft and 1.5 cu ft
I put 10 cu ft of MM in my 7" beds and it settled to 6"  I would buy 5 of the 2 cu ft bags.

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