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's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:24 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:41 pm

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:08 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:40 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan Yesterday at 6:39 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:36 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:44 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:33 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 12/10/2017, 12:50 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:29 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

» A compost calculator
by kygardener 12/8/2017, 1:34 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 12/8/2017, 8:46 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 1:45 pm

» Freeze warning
by sanderson 12/7/2017, 1:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:14 pm

» Wind Damaged Broccoli
by Roseinarosecity 12/6/2017, 3:43 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cubic Yard of Compost?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Aub on 2/16/2011, 5:32 pm

How much MM can I make with a cubic yard of compost? It doesn't sound like much. And it costs $50 a cubic yard. Is that a good price?
avatar
Aub

Female Posts : 283
Join date : 2010-08-07
Age : 37
Location : Central Illinois (near Peoria) 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Megan on 2/16/2011, 5:46 pm

Well, MM ideally calls for 5 types of compost. Are you going to buy 5 cubic yards, each of different kinds of compost, or just one and "wing it"?
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  walshevak on 2/16/2011, 5:54 pm

The price sounds about right. I can get 1 cu yard of turkey compost for $60. It's what the master gardener at the arboretum uses in the demonstration raised veggie beds. Mixes half and half with top soil. In Wilmington, NC.

Kay
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Megan on 2/16/2011, 5:56 pm

Good to know the going rates. I'm going to have to buy some, too.
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/16/2011, 6:14 pm

Just for comparison purposes, 1 Cubic Yard is equal to 27 Cu Ft. That's a LOT of compost. Is it all one ingredient?

Each 4 ft X 4 ft X 6 in SFG box needs less than 3 cu ft total of blended compost.

Hope this helps.
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  walshevak on 2/16/2011, 6:19 pm

Problem is, what am I going to do with 27 cu ft of only one kind of compost. Very Happy
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 2/16/2011, 7:30 pm

@Aub wrote:How much MM can I make with a cubic yard of compost? It doesn't sound like much. And it costs $50 a cubic yard. Is that a good price?

So, to answer the question: 1 yard of compost = 27 cu ft. Therefore, at 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, you can make 81 cu ft of MM......or 162 squares that are 6 inches deep.

So, if you have that much to build, then, yup, probably could use the whole yard. However, I would hate to see the price of a yard of vermiculite. Shocked
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Megan on 2/16/2011, 7:35 pm

avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

View user profile http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Aub on 2/16/2011, 8:07 pm

Thanks everybody! I have 62 squares that need filled, plus a potato box. I guess I could do 1 CU and just save the rest. You can never have too many SFG's!!
avatar
Aub

Female Posts : 283
Join date : 2010-08-07
Age : 37
Location : Central Illinois (near Peoria) 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

Post  Aub on 2/16/2011, 8:11 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:
So, if you have that much to build, then, yup, probably could use the whole yard. However, I would hate to see the price of a yard of vermiculite. Shocked
I get the vermiculite from Menard's and it's less than $15 for the huge bag. I think 1 bag does one of my beds. :?: I'm going to have to double check.
avatar
Aub

Female Posts : 283
Join date : 2010-08-07
Age : 37
Location : Central Illinois (near Peoria) 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cubic Yard of Compost?

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