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Post  John A Borger on 9/2/2011, 11:09 am

Plan next spring two square foot raised garden box's. One 4x4x6 & 4x4x10.

How much cu. ft. of garden mix would be needed for both raised box's?

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Re: New square foot garden

Post  Furbalsmom on 9/2/2011, 12:01 pm

John, check out the Mel's Mix Calculator at this in-site link MEL'S MIX CALCULATOR

Have you had a chance to read the ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book? It is absolutely full of simple instructions for creating your SFG.
And We are really glad you are here. Hope to see you often around the forum.


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Re: New square foot garden

Post  Kelejan on 9/2/2011, 3:30 pm

John. I think you will love this way of gardening.


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Post  sfg4uKim on 9/3/2011, 2:30 pm



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Post  Cincinnati on 9/4/2011, 9:17 am

4' x 4' x 6/12' = 8 cu.ft.

4' x 4' x 10/12' = 13-1/3 cu. ft.

21.3 cu. ft. total.

I'd make up at least 24 cu ft to top off squares that settle.


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Post  madnicmom on 9/4/2011, 10:18 am

Welcome, from southwest Ohio! Hope you enjoy this forum , it's full of great people and a wealth of information.


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Post  llama momma on 9/4/2011, 12:16 pm

Welcome from Central Ohio, best wishes for a wonderful gardening experience, you have joined a great forum!

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Post  sherryeo on 9/4/2011, 12:56 pm

John, So glad to have you join us! Great forum with lots of friendly, helpful people!

Do get the All New Square Foot Gardening book if you haven't already read it. Also, it would be a wonderful help to you, I think, if you'd read this post http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7452-mel-s-mix-how-strong-is-your-backbone about mixing the Mel's Mix - the special soil-less planting mix that is used in sfgs. It's very important to get your 5 different kinds of compost (or use your own homemade compost) since those of us who have skimped on that have suffered some gardening problems. Some of us who have inadvertently messed up the proportions of the vermiculite and peat moss to compost have also had problems.

Since you have a while before spring, it would be great to set up your own compost bin if you can - that way you can use your own compost instead of having to rely on purchased composts!

It will just help immensely if you get the Mix correct right from the start. It's a wonderful planting medium if you get it right! Post often and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have - people just love to help each other on this forum!


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