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How much soil for a 5-gallon bucket??

Jimson

I am ‘helping’ a friend 4 states away setup his 12 5-gallon earth-box type buckets.

They are going for Coco Basement mix which says “1.5 cubic feet 38.6 Dry Quarts . ” on the bag.

So – :dull – does that mean that one bag will fill two 5 gallon pots?

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Jimson
greenblood
radical farmer
Growfellaz
LittleDabbie
G gnome
LittleDabbie

If you fill it with 3 gallons of liquid or sand it will hold a full 3 😛

Soil = air pockets = you can’t fit a full 3.

My point was if 1 pot is 5 gallon and 1 bucket is 5 gallon they both will hold the same amount of soil.. In that case about 4-4.5

G gnome

If you fill it with 3 gallons of liquid or sand it will hold a full 3 :p

Soil = air pockets = you can’t fit a full 3.

My point was if 1 pot is 5 gallon and 1 bucket is 5 gallon they both will hold the same amount of soil.. In that case about 4-4.5

LittleDabbie
G gnome
LittleDabbie

5 gallons of liquid does indeed occupy a volume of 0.67 cubic feet (5 gallons divided by 7.48 gallons per cubic foot), but a “5-gallon” bucket actually holds a bit more than 5 gallons. Take your bucket and a 1-gallon jug, fill the bucket with water a gallon at a time, and mark the side of the bucket at each 1 gallon interval. You will discover that the 5 gallon mark ends up about 1.75 inches from the top of the bucket. Therefore a full bucket really holds somewhere in the neighborhood of 5.75 gallons (+/- a few ounces, depending on bucket manufacturer). This “extra” space in the bucket is there for practical reasons, as well as for safety–imagine the mess potential in opening a bucket of paint that is full to the very tip-top. So if you are filling your bucket to the top, you are really dealing with a volume of about 0.77 cubic feet.

Like i said one of those is not 5 gallons 😀 5 Gallon buckets hold more then 5 gallons but we just call them 5 gallon buckets instead of 6 gallon buckets or whatever.. 😀

I am 'helping' a friend 4 states away setup his 12 5-gallon earth-box type buckets. They are going for Coco Basement mix which says "1.5 cubic feet 38.6…