我需要多少土壤?

Calculate the amount of soil you need for your raised bed or planter

Soil Calculator

Calculate the amount of soil you need for your raised bed, pot or planter.

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选择一种花园风格或花盆:



Raised Bed
花盆或高架种植机

"Raised Bed" calculates in cubic yards and cubic feet.
"花盆或高架种植机" calculates in quarts.

 
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选择形状:
 
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输入测量:
以下是你需要的:
 立方码的土壤 (  cubic feet)
万能肥料杯
(apply 0.每5平方英尺5杯)

Good soil is the single most important ingredient for a good garden. Raised beds give you an immediate advantage over a regular garden, 因为当你填满你的床, you can fill it with a blend of soil that's superior to the native soil in your yard. Soil that's loose and rich with nutrients and organic matter will allow the roots of your plants to grow freely, and ensure that they have access to the water and nutrients they need to sustain healthy growth.

Example: 我需要多少土壤 for a 3x6 Bed?

To fill a 3x6 bed with 10" sides, you will need 15 cubic feet of blended soil. To create the blend, use the following quantities:

  • 9立方英尺表土(9个20夸脱袋)
  • 4.5立方英尺的堆肥(4.5 20-quart袋)
  • 1.5立方英尺无土 potting mix
  • 1.5杯园丁用品 颗粒有机肥料

Before placing your raised beds in their permanent location, be sure to remove any grass or perennial weeds from the area. Use a garden fork or shovel to loosen the native soil to a depth of 6-10″. This will improve drainage and moisture retention in the raised beds. It also means that even with a 5″-high raised bed, your plants will think they're growing in a bed that's 12-18″ deep — plenty of room for carrots, potatoes, full-size tomato plants and most any other vegetable you'd ever want to grow.

'The Recipe'

If you'll be filling more than one raised bed, you may want to buy your soil in bulk — by the cubic foot or cubic yard. Use the Soil Calculator to figure out the total amount of soil you'll need for each bed. For most situations, we recommend these proportions:

Where to Buy

In our 了床部门, 你会发现自己做的床, 了床角落, 提升了床, 灌溉系统, pest protection, season-extending工具, and accessories.

Keep in mind that proportions are approximate because soil volume varies from source to source. 例如,如果计算器指定 .444 立方码的土壤 for your bed, go ahead and round it up to a half yard.

If you do not have access to quality topsoil, an acceptable substitute would be a 50-50 blend of soilless growing medium and compost. If you want to add peat moss to the bed, it should not be more than 20 percent of the total mix. Peat moss is naturally acidic and is not a good medium for growing vegetables.

“我可以重复使用旧盆栽土壤吗??' Yes!

Yes, you can use the old soil in your pots, planters and raised beds. Just start the season with a special boost that ensures good results. 用一些配料, you can transform depleted soil into fertile ground for whatever you want to plant. 

把新土和旧土混合.

Top it off: 如果土壤的水平下降了,就加上 新鲜种植混合 也被称为盆栽混合. Ideally, the soil comes to within an inch or so of the rim of the planter or raised bed. Use a fork or hand tool to blend the new soil into the old soil.

After a season of growth the soil in this raised bed is a couple inches low.

 
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Gardener's Supply Organic All-Purpose Fertilizer and 混合容器助推器

Recharge it: Measure the square footage of your raised bed or pot to figure out how much of the two "secret ingredients" you need for your bed.

  1. 园丁提供有机肥料: 每平方英尺使用1/4杯. Slow-release, 颗粒有机肥料s give plants balanced nutrients for vigorous root growth and improved water penetration all season long.
  2. 混合容器助推器: 每平方英尺使用3杯. 这是秘方! This potent, all-organic formula includes a complete diet of nutrients and trace elements to keep plants lush and healthy: concentrated plant and manure compost, washed granite, 黑岩磷酸, 和其他天然成分.

Fertilizer and booster mix sprinkled on the soil surface.

Sprinkle the granular fertilizer and booster mix onto the soil surface. Use a hoe or cultivating tool to incorporate the ingredients into the top few inches of soil.

种植,饲养,重复! Now sow seeds or plant transplants into your raised bed, and then stand back. 伟大的成果肯定会随之而来. During the season, keep your plants happy by feeding them regularly.

Plants grow stronger and faster with regular feeding.

最后更新:09/16/2021