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

Posted by Nazarene1 Zone 6 TN (My Page) on
Mon, May 7, 12 at 13:36

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?


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

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.

http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/volume.htm


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

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Mon, May 7, 12 at 14:02

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

Al


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

Ah ... wonderful. Thanks to you both!


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

Thank you for the help !! :)


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