Calculate: A Compost Calculator and Quick Conversions

By: Harvest Power  09-12-2011

Compost Calculator

Quick Conversions and Tables

Quick Conversions

One Cubic Yard equals 27 Cubic Feet One Cubic Foot equals 7.481 Gallons 1.5 cu.ft. equals 11.22 gallons 2 cu.ft. equals 14.96 gallons

One Cubic Foot Should Fill Approximately

48-56 Four-Inch Pots 16-18 Six-Inch Pots 6-11 Eight-Inch Pots or Hanging Baskets 3 Twelve-Inch Pots or Hanging Baskets

About 3.5 cu.ft. of Mix…

…for One Half Wine Barrel

1 Cubic Yard of Compost Covers

Square Feet at Depth
324 sq. ft. at 1″ depth
162 sq. ft. at 2″ depth
108 sq. ft. at 3″ depth
81 sq. ft. at 4″ depth
65 sq. ft. at 5″ depth
54 sq. ft. at 6″ depth

Cubic Yds. Required to Cover 1,000 sq ft…

Layer (Inches) Greater Than Cubic Yards
1/4 inch layer 0.75yd3
1/2 inch layer 1.5yd3
1 inch layer 3.0yd3
1 1/2 inch layer 4.5yd3
2 inch layer 6.0yd3
2 1/2 inch layer 7.5yd3
3 inch layer 9.0yd3

Cubic Yds. Required for Various Depths of Coverage…

Square Feet 1/32″ 1/16″ 1/8″ 1/4″ 1″ 2″ 3″
1,000 0.10 0.19 0.39 0.78 3 6 9
5,000 0.48 0.97 1.94 3.88 15.5 31 46.5
10,000 0.97 1.94 3.88 7.75 31 62 93
43,560 (1 acre) 4.22 8.44 16.88 33.76 135 270 405
100,000 9.69 19.38 38.75 77.5 310 620 930

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