Pot Size Conversion
Today was one of those days I wish there was something “standardized” about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches, nurseries use gallons. Ahhhh.
Trying to figure out pot sizes is often quite a headache. You’ve got some in inches, some in gallons, and yes, even some in fluid ounces; the later we’re still trying to figure out. They do make this confusing, don’t they? There’s a theory going around that this purposely confusing system is a way for the mass market industry to charge more for plants, by container size, not necessarily Plant Size!
So let’s try and break down these various sizes and measurements and set some general “accepted standards” for pot sizes. Please remember these are rough estimates and not a science. Some of the larger sizes especially are prone to variances in height, width, and depth of the pot. We’ve also attached a photograph that we hope will help allow you to visualize the differences.
Today was one of those days I wish there was something ‘standardized’ about pot sizes. One catalog uses one set of measurements, another catalog uses something else. Stores use inches,…
How big is a 1 gallon pot?
|Pot Sizes (inches)||Pot Equivalent (U.S. Gallons)||International (Liters)|
|5-6″ pot||quart / 0.25 gallon||1 L [.946]|
|7-8″ pot||1 gallon||4L [3.78]|
|8.5″ pot||2 gallon||7.5 L [7.57]|
|10″ pot||3 gallon||11 L [11.35]|
Considering this, how many inches is a 1 gallon pot?
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.
Furthermore, how do you figure out gallons in a pot? How to Calculate Gallons in a Container
- Measure the interior length, width, and depth of a rectangular or square container.
- Calculate the container’s volume in cubic inches.
- Divide the total number of cubic inches by 231 to get the number of gallons in the container.
Besides, what size is a 2 gallon pot?
These blow-molded pots are known as a 2 gallon trade pot and they are used by nurseries. These pots actually hold An Actual Volume Of: 1.593 gallons gallons and not 2 full gallon . Pot dimensions (9 Inch Diameter x 8.5 inch Depth) and the have 5 Drain Holes.
How big is a gallon?
The US liquid gallon (frequently called simply “gallon“) is legally defined as 231 cubic inches, which is exactly 3.785411784 litres. A US liquid gallon of water weighs about 8.34 pounds or 3.78 kilograms at 62 °F (17 °C), making it about 16.6% lighter than the imperial gallon.
Inches to Gallons to Liters to Cubic Feet Pot Sizes (inches) Pot Equivalent (U.S. Gallons) International (Liters) 5-6′ pot quart / 0.25 gallon 1 L [.946] 7-8′ pot 1 gallon 4L [3.78] 8.5′ pot 2 gallon 7.5 L [7.57] 10′ pot 3 gallon 11 L [11.35]