# Container and Pot Sizes: How A lot Soil Do I Want?

Container and rising pots are available quite a lot of sizes. In the US nursery and backyard facilities promote pots by measurement in inches and gallons. In the UK, Europe, and a lot of the remainder of the world containers are bought by measurement in centimeters and liters.

There are few requirements on the subject of container sizes and volumes. To find out the dimensions of a pot measure throughout the highest from one facet to the opposite to find out what number of inches or centimeters it’s. Nevertheless, as a result of some pots are lengthy and others are squat, and since the edges of some pots are straight and others are tapered, the quantity can differ.

## How A lot Soil Does a Container Want

When filling a pot with soil estimating how a lot soil you want is an approximation. Usually the quantity of a container is measured in liquid quarts or liters, however, after all, if you buy soil you’re buying dry (potting soil just isn’t liquid). A dry quart is the same as about 1⅛ liquid quarts. When deciding how a lot soil to buy it’s greatest to consider soil compression which generally outcomes from moistening and urgent the soil into the pot. Soil compression can add one other 15 to twenty p.c dry soil to the container. Additionally, contemplate that if you transplant a plant from one container to a different, you can be transferring some soil across the roots of the plant.

Take notes on the pots you may have and the soil they require. Briefly order, you should have a sensible estimate of how a lot soil you will have to buy when potting crops.

## Soil for Commonplace Clay Pots and Plastic Nursery Pots:

This chart will assist you to translate container sizes for traditional clay pots and black nursery pots and offer you an approximation of how a lot soil every would require (once more these are dry soil measures):

4 inch pot (10 cm) = 1 pint (0.5L)

5-6 inch pot (13-15 cm) = 1 quart (1L) = 0.03 cu. ft.

7-8 inch pot (18-20 cm) = 1 gallon (4L) = 0.15 cu. ft.

8.5 inch pot (22 cm) = 2 gallon (7.5L) = 0.3 cu. ft.

10 inch pot (25 cm) = 3 gallon (11L) = 0.46 cu. ft.

12 inch pot (30 cm) = 5 gallon (19L) = 0.77 cu. ft.

14 inch pot (36 cm) = 7 gallon (26L) = 1 cu. ft.

16 inch pot (41 cm) = 10 gallon (38L) = 1.5 cu. ft.

18 inch pot (46 cm) = 15 gallon (57L) = 2.3 cu. ft.

24 inch pot (61 cm) = 25 gallon (95L) = 3.8 cu. ft.

30 inch pot (76 cm) = 30 gallon (114L) = 4.6 cu. ft.

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10 inch (25 cm) = 5.5 dry quarts (6L) = 0.21 cu. ft.

12 inch (30 cm) = 7.9 dry quarts (8.4L) = 0.3 cu. ft.

14 inch (36 cm) = 13.9 dry quarts (15.3L) = 0.5 cu. ft.

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## Soil for Plant Bowls

8 inch (20 cm) = 1.9 dry quarts (2L) = 0.07 cu. ft.

10 inch (25 cm) = 3.7 dry quarts (4L) = 0.14 cu. ft.

12 inch (30 cm) = 5.5 dry quarts (6L) = 0.21 cu. ft.

14 inch (36 cm) = 8.4 dry quarts (9.2L) = 0.29 cu. ft.

16 inch (41 cm) = 12.0 dry quarts (13.2L) = 0.46 cu. ft.

18 inch (46 cm) = 18.8 dry quarts (20.7L) = 0.73 cu. ft.

21¾ inch (55 cm) = 31.2 dry quarts (34.3L) = 1.21 cu. ft.

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## Soil for Oval Planters:

12 inch (30 cm) = 3.8 dry quarts (4.1L) =0.14 cu. ft.

16 inch (41 cm) = 7.3 dry quarts (8L) = 0.28 cu. ft.

20 inch (51 cm) = 9.4 dry quarts (10.3L) = 0.36 cu. ft.

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##  Soil for Sq. Planters:

12 inch (30 cm) = 11.2 dry quarts (12.3L) = 0.48 cu. ft.

15 inch (38 cm) = 23.0 dry quarts (25.3L) = 0.89 cu. ft.

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## Soil for Window Containers:

24 inch (61 cm) = 11.7 dry quarts (12.8L) = 0.45 cu. ft.

30 inch (76 cm) = 15.6 dry quarts (17.1L) = 0.6 cu. ft.

36 inch (91 cm) = 19.7 dry quarts (21.6L) = 0.76 cu. ft.

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## Soil for Strawberry Pots:

5 gallon = 14 dry quarts (15.4L) = 0.54 cu. ft.

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