Friday, January 20, 2017

Free mathematician required

The self watering pot for our tomatoes cost $30 and I suppose another $10 for potting mix and the two seedlings, total of $40.

We have had three ripe tomatoes from the plants, each weighing 15 grams, so a total of 45 grams, or 0.0045 kilos.

So, how much per kilo have the tomatoes cost? Obviously the price will go down as we harvest more but I think they will be very expensive tomatoes.

23 comments:

  1. Growing your own often isn't cheap. I think the flavour makes up for it. We are getting more tomatoes than you which may be influencing me though. At the moment we are picking more than I can eat each day.

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    1. EC, I envy your production. We would starve if it depended on my tomato growing.

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  2. Aaaah! But think of the satisfaction of the growing Andrew, makes them all the more tasty!

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    1. True Grace. We cut one in half and so had one and half tomatoes each and they were delicious.

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  3. Thinking about you just now, Andrew, with the current news in Melbourne. I hope you were off the streets, mate!

    Re the tomatoes: I hope yours taste better than those from the shops no matter what they cost.

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    1. Rozzie, I was on the streets, literally but thankfully not too close. Yes, the tomatoes did taste good.

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  4. They are very expensive tomatoes. The cost would be far less if you'd bought a bigger pot or more pots and planted more tomatoes. But then you might end up with far too many and don't know what to do with them.
    At least you've had a taste of homegrown, properly vine ripened yumminess.

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    1. River, style over substance. Our balcony has to look pretty. Can't have too many pots. I can't imagine ending up with too many tomatoes. I eat tomatoes as fruit. They were very tasty and there are more to come.

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    2. I was remembering my tomato growing days when the kids were young. I'd plant a half dozen seedlings and maybe two would grow and produce fruit. So when we moved to a house where the driveway was in sunshine all day long, I bought and planted two dozen seedlings, every one of which thrived and produced bushels of fruit. Just before ripening, I had to spend a week in hospital and when I came home all that fruit was still on the vines, over ripe and wasting. Hubby hadn't picked any. I think the kids had a few, but so many were cooked into sauce, or just thrown out.

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  5. Anonymous6:38 pm

    I hope you and yours are OK and I just wish it hadn't happened. What a terrible thing for those innocent people and their families.
    Marie

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    1. We are fine thanks Marie, though a little shocked and upset, and also angry that this person was on the streets and not in gaol already.

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  6. Glad to hear that you and yours are ok. A dreadful thing.

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    1. EC, randomness, all about randomness.

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  7. Good to know you are okay, Andrew.

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    1. Thanks Rozzie. I have been known to stand up to physical threats with talk. But what happened today was not something you could react against.

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  8. Anonymous10:16 am

    45g is 0.045kg.

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    1. So it is, thanks. Just testing everyone really.

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  9. You just can't put a price on produce that you have grown yourself. It just tastes so much better.

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    1. CM, sweet and juicy and without a thick hard skin. Pretty damn good.

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  10. Yes, but growing your own surly has a better taste so therefore worth it. Never have bought tomatoes from the supermarket that taste as good as home grown ones.

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    1. Margaret, we generally buy from a very cheap Asian green grocer, but the stock is often marked and can be quite old, so we have to choose carefully. Even so, better than the supermarket. While fruit and vegetables in Austria and Germany are generally only available seasonally, they are to die for. The tomatoes are brilliant, as are the berries and stone fruits.

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  11. Not cost effective.

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    1. No Strayer, and I never thought it would be, but at least we have a few tomatoes.

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