Price Per Square Foot Intro to Statistics
Let’s do this again for different prices. I just changed all the prices of those homes. Let me ask you the same question. Do we believe there is a fixed price per square foot? Check yes or no.
Filling Your Square Foot Raised Bed Garden with Soil from Lowes
This is John Kohler with GrowingYourGreens , today we’re outside my local Lowe’s home improvement store, and the reason why I’m at the Lowe’s today is because, you know, not everybody lives here. And Sonoma Canyon has the Sonoma compost, and that’s what I use to fill my raised beds. I use 100% Sonoma compost, which is the locally composted food scraps and tree shavings and yard waste that they compost and sell back to me for basically 21 dollars a cubic yard. So that’s really inexpensive. But not everybody has this luxury to get good locally sourced organic compost. So I’m at my local Lowe’s store to show you guys what to use if you don’t have Sonoma compost and what things you could use to fill.
Your raised beds! So we’re here at my local Lowe’s home improvement store. And I came in the other day and I saw this stuff sitting here for sale next to me. And I thought I should make a show out of it since many people asked. And what it is potting soil, or square foot gardening potting soil. I had one viewer that wrote in, they said â€œJohn, I got all these raised beds, but I’m going broke filing them.â€� So what they have here is basically a garden time ready to use natural and organic square foot garden soil. You know, basically, indoors by Mel Bartholomew, the inventor of the square foot gardening. So this is used for raised beds, it contains worms castings, bat guano, and five unique composts, including.
Pole tree and mushroom composts. And let’s take a look at the price here. It’s basically three cubic foot, and for three cubic foot, it’s going to run you ten dollars and ninety seven cents. Let’s take a look at the pack of the package and let’s check out what’s in the there. So basically Mel recommends in his book a mixture of one third peat moss or coconut core, and then one third vermiculite and then one third blended compost. So let’s take a walk down their soil aisle here and see if we could put that stuff together for less than what we would buy it for. That being said, this is a blend, and they’re probably using some pretty good ingredients. If you can afford it, this is probably pretty good.
Stuff to buy. If it’s got Mel’s endorsement, I’m sure he watches over it and makes sure they’re using good stuff in there. It’s by a reputable company here in Tempe Arizona. Grow well, it’s growell . And basically to fill a four by four foot box, it says you need about four bags of these. That would cost you about 44 dollars. So let’s see if we could make up our own mixture using one third peat moss, one third vermiculite, and one third blended compost. So it says we need four bags, which is, in one bag, is three cubic foot, so that’s going to be about three times four, is 12 cubic feet to fill a four by four bed. Let’s see if we could basically fill a bed with some single.
Ingredients and how much it would cost. So over here we have one cubic foot of composted chicken manure for two dollars and seventy six cents. If we’re supposed to use one third manure, I would like to mix manure, so maybe we’ll use one bag of this, and see if we can find other manures. And once again, this is fully composted, all purpose soil. And I would encourage everybody to buy the organic certified products whenever needed. But once again, if this is all you got, and all you can get, you know, good enough. So here’s one cubic foot composted chicken manure, two dollars and seventy six cents. All right, so next we need the compost component, so I found this enrich all natural stuff,.
Soil compost, bale rich soil compost. It’s three cubic foot for seven dollars and eighty seven cents. And if we look at the ingredients, I always like to look at the ingredients of anything I’m going to buy. It’s got forest humus, compost, composted chicken manure, worm casting, kelp meal, bat guano, and gypsum with oyster and dolomite lime pH adjusters. So I don’t know, I think that looks pretty good. Good for three cubic feet for seven dollars and eighty seven cents. We’ll need one cubic foot of that chicken manure we saw for two dollars and seventy six cents, and that’ll basically bring our compost to the four cubic feet that we’re looking for. So seven eighty seven, why don’t we just.
Say eight dollars, plus another three dollars. That’s eleven dollars total for our compost component. Let’s walk on and see what else we’re going to add to our mix. So now we have the peat moss ingredient. And the peat moss ingredient comes in a two point two cubic foot bag. And these bricks get kinda heavy. Let’s take a look on the back here. That’s pretty much it. Peat moss. And these are compressed. They expand when you open them up. All right, so the peat moss is eight dollars and ninety eight cents for two point two cubic feet, so we’ll need two of these to make four cubic feet, which is 13 of 12 cubic feet, which is the total we need to make. So that’s going to cost us about eighteen dollars to.