Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Total Cost ? Toplef10Total Cost ? 1zd3ho10

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.

Total Cost ? I22gcj10Total Cost ? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Total Cost ? Toplef10Total Cost ? 1zd3ho10

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.

Total Cost ? I22gcj10Total Cost ? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:02 pm

» N&C Midwest: July 2021
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:27 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 1:01 pm

» Cucumbers
by yolos 7/23/2021, 4:38 pm

» Name that plant - the game
by Scorpio Rising 7/23/2021, 12:14 am

» JAM23 SFG in Illinois
by sanderson 7/22/2021, 3:44 pm

» Anyone grow okra?
by sanderson 7/22/2021, 3:38 pm

» New SGFer with nutrient deficient soil
by Hmgentry 7/22/2021, 10:22 am

» Greetings from Bangalore
by OhioGardener 7/22/2021, 10:17 am

» Potato growing
by MrBooker 7/22/2021, 4:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 7/22/2021, 1:53 am

» Square Foot Gardening Official YouTube channel
by SFGHQSTAFF 7/20/2021, 9:53 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 7/20/2021, 10:33 am

» Kyoto Red Carrot
by OhioGardener 7/20/2021, 9:04 am

» Slug Control with Nematodes
by OhioGardener 7/19/2021, 7:32 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 7/19/2021, 9:26 am

» Compost fire?
by OhioGardener 7/17/2021, 3:52 pm

» Organic Home Growing Library
by OhioGardener 7/17/2021, 10:45 am

» thank you for all your help last year bkrieb
by bkrieb 7/17/2021, 1:12 am

» Message from Sanderson
by Scorpio Rising 7/15/2021, 8:10 am

» Good bug or bad bug on potato
by Scorpio Rising 7/14/2021, 5:12 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic: Carrots
by OhioGardener 7/14/2021, 12:06 pm

» Spoon Tomato
by sanderson 7/14/2021, 11:59 am

» Raising garlic
by Missed-Em 7/14/2021, 11:23 am

» Fishtell - 2021 SFG
by Fishtell 7/13/2021, 1:59 pm

» Walking stick kale
by Yardslave 7/12/2021, 10:37 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by yolos 7/9/2021, 10:39 pm

» Help, I killed my beans
by Yardslave 7/9/2021, 6:54 pm

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/9/2021, 2:50 am

» No production
by sanderson 7/6/2021, 3:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Total Cost ?

Go down

Total Cost ? Empty Total Cost ?

Post  Gord 2/9/2020, 6:22 pm

Does anyone know how much it cost per square foot for square foot gardening,not counting lumber ?Just Mel's  Mix,in U S fund or Can.Thanks Gord.Bye Bye.
Gord
Gord

Male Posts : 16
Join date : 2019-12-24
Location : Snow Road Station Ontario Canada Zone 4 b

Back to top Go down

Total Cost ? Empty Re: Total Cost ?

Post  markqz 2/9/2020, 7:11 pm

@Gord wrote:Does anyone know how much it cost per square foot for square foot gardening,not counting lumber ?Just Mel's  Mix,in U S fund or Can.Thanks Gord.Bye Bye.

Currently, the best price I know of for vermiculite is through Amazon. That's $37 for 4 cubic feet.
Locally, I can get sphagnum moss for $13 for 3 cubic feet. For a 4x4 SFG, you need 2.66 CF of
each ingredient. That works out to a pro-rated cost of $25 for vermiculite and $11.52 for the
moss. I'm assuming you have your own compost, which will be free. If you have to buy your
own compost, that will change the calculations.

So the total cost per square foot comes out to about $2.25. However, Mel uses an actual
size for boards in his calculation of 6 inches. The actual physical size of the boards that I've
been able to find are 5.5". So I always have a surplus of MM leftover. If you subtract 10%
for that, then the cost per SF is closer to $2.05 .

These are just my numbers. I could have made a horrific mistake somewhere. Your mileage may vary ...
markqz
markqz

Forum Moderator

Posts : 486
Join date : 2019-09-02
Location : Lower left hand corner

Back to top Go down

Total Cost ? Empty Re: Total Cost ?

Post  markqz 2/10/2020, 12:17 pm

Alert! This week you can get vermiculite for $23 per 4CF from AM Leonard with free shipping IF ordering more than $99 worth of goods.
Caveat -- total weight has to be under 120 lbs. So you can't order more than about 5 bags with this deal.
markqz
markqz

Forum Moderator

Posts : 486
Join date : 2019-09-02
Location : Lower left hand corner

Back to top Go down

Total Cost ? Empty Re: Total Cost ?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum