How many cubic feet of soil for a 5-gallon bucket?

Nazarene1(Zone 6 TN)May 7, 2012

I'm fairly new to the forum, and this is the first time I have ever tried container gardening. I've looked through every single page of the container gardening forum, and (probably because I stink at math) have just gotten confused by discussions on calculating how much soil fills how big a container.

In simplest terms, how many cubic feet of soil should I expect to need to fill one 5-gallon bucket?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

5 gallons is 0.66 cubic feet, however that assumes the soil is as compacted in the bag as it is in the pot, which is very unlikely. You'd probably be looking at closer to 0.5 cubic feet per container.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 1:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

For additional reference, there is about 7.5 gallons of soil in 1 cu ft.


    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 2:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Nazarene1(Zone 6 TN)

Ah ... wonderful. Thanks to you both!

    Bookmark   May 7, 2012 at 5:39PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you for the help !! :)

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 12:45AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Al and others..Foliage Pro fertilizer?
I just wanted to get an update on what you think of...
Help! My kumqat is dying
Hello everyone, I am hoping to get some help related...
Need help!..white spots on my lemon seedlings!!
I recently found white spots on the leaves of my lemon...
Kavitha Raghunath
Need help identifying a few plants from a photo
Can someone please identify the plants used in this...
Merci Ava Maria
Long Term Potting Mix Recipe - Alternative to Gritty Mix
Hi everyone, I'm a new gardener from Perth, Western...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™