How Much Cactus Soil Do I Need For My Pot?
By: Jessie Keith
“How many bags of Cactus Soil will I need to fill up a 4.5-gallon container that measures 20″ x (top) x 8″ at base x 10″ deep. I am taking my barrel cactus out of the ground and planting them in this container. Can you suggest a good draining pot? Thank you for your time.” Debra of Nevada
Answer: This is the perfect job for our retail bag to pot calculator. It allows gardeners to determine how many bags of mix will be needed to fill a pot. Another easy tool to try is a gallon to cubic foot conversion calculator.
For our tool, you must answer the following:
Step 1: Select your container and size. (We provide this information.)
Step 2: Use the keypad to enter the number of containers of your size. (Make your choice, but your exact pot size is not in the calculator. I made a good guestimate by choosing a pot of the closest size.)
Step 3: Choose your bag size. (Black Gold Cactus Mix comes in 1 CF and 8 QT sizes, information that you can find on the product page.)
Our calculator and the gallon-to-cubic-foot calculator determined that 1 CFL bag of Black Gold Cactus Mix will be needed to fill the pot.
I hope that this helps!
Black Gold Horticulturist
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