Friday, June 26, 2009
Vegetable Harvest Report 01 2009
The first harvest from my rooftop container garden was an underwhelming 5.6 ounces of snow peas. They were very good, but I'm not sure if I personally like them enough to continue growing them. Something to think about.
Anyway, last year I decided I was going to record what my garden produces and compare it to what I would pay for the equivalent amount if I bought it at the Union Square Greenmarket. My hope is that the market value of the total harvest will exceed the total money spent, which right now is $201.90. Do you think I'll be able to make back all my money? Even if I don't it won't stop me from gardening!
Amount: 5.6 ounces
Average Price: $0.36/ounce
Weight Total: 5.6 ounces
Price Total: $2.02
Running Weight Total: 5.6 ounces
Running Price Total: $2.02
*Nobody at the greenmarket was selling snow peas so I went to 4 different supermarkets and averaged their prices. Also, none of the supermarkets were selling organically grown snow peas so I was stuck with the conventionally grown prices, oh well.
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