Question about chef's super soil

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  1. Oct 22, 2019 #1

    TheKlonedRanger

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    18cf organic soil or Pro mix or the like

    I'm trying his soil on a few plants, and have a question about quantity. Is that by compressed bales? Compressed bale is 3.8 cf; so do I need 5 bales? Or is that 2 bales uncompressed? I just don't want to make it incorrectly.
     
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    Not sure about Chef's recipe but have you ever fully popped open a bale of promix all at once? It will literally fill a large bathtub. You'd need a stock-watering tank to actually mix it!
    Unless you are redoing your whole front lawn with great home made dirt... here's a trick!
    Convert everything to gallons. One C.F. is 7.5 gallons.
    Convert the rest of your recipe to gallons too! (Or pints, quarts, etc just remember the conversions)
    Do some math starting with the question , "how much dirt am I trying to make?" And then calculate how much of each to make it! No need to make a swimming pool sized container of chefs special if you are just filling a half dozen 5 gallon pails in the end: )
     
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    Thanks for the reply stinkyattic! I use promix in my soil now, so I'm aware of how much they expand. That's a good idea about converting it.

    The plan would be to use chefs soil on my commercial strains going to dispensaries, so if I can get it nailed down, I'll need large amounts of it.
     
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    It's puffy AND fluffy! :) cool have fun with your concoction, I'm envisioning you doing laps around a swimming pool full of dirt with a rototiller...
     
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    I still use chef's super soil recipe. I always figured it was uncompressed measurements and that is what I have always used.
     
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    That's sort of what I assumed too. Thanks THG
     

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