# How much soil do I need to buy

Giving in to my need to grow more than I needs worth of plants n found n outdoor grow spot… My question is how much ffof do I need to buy for 4-5 5 gallon pots. @garrigan62 @BIGE @peachfuzz @bob31 @MattyBear @MAXHeadRoom @anyone else who can give me an answer I’m going to the store now :x

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i’m going to say if you get the big bags 2 maybe three pots… more than likely just 2 with some left over
5 pots with 2 bags if you even everyone out good…lol

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I have a 4.5 gallon bucket which measures 1ftx1ft. So the area of a cylinder is A=PI(3.14) x radius/squared x L.
That would give you 3.14 cubic ft per pot x 4 = 12.56 or times 5 = 15.7 cubic feet

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Well I’m glad you gave me the answer to that equation because I don’t think I’d be able to find it lol. Are there any other things you mix in to it? Perlite etc?

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Yes They say to add perlite helps get oxygen to the roots

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What kind of ratio?

Im re-potting today too. but I dont know that. Maybe Bob can help @bob31

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I’d say a good ratio would be 20-25‰ but that’s just my personal opinion

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The exact science on this is a bit unknown, but the deal is 4 handfuls per 5 gallon bucket unless you have smaller hands then 5 or if you wear catchers mitts then 3 should be enough.

but seriously…
I just add it and mix it until it looks like my soil is aerated well and I never really measured.

@MAXHeadRoom thanks for the tag and hopefully it helped.

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I did around 25% thanks everyone

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Perfect! @Tonyb

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Got three golf leaf in rapid root starters n I’m thinking I’mma make my supreme haze n outdoors girl now so I don’t have to worry about her out growing the little box she’s in waiting for the big one to clear out. Good news I think I’mma start the grape ape seed I have for my big cab or maybe just do 2 autos in it.

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