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Old July 12, 2017   #1
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Default Says it all . . .

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Old July 12, 2017   #2
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Well tomatoes must be much cheaper there or folks there do not eat many tomatoes. I must save at least $7.
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Old July 12, 2017   #3
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Yeah but isn't it fun.

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Old July 12, 2017   #4
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Three months? Apr-Sept is six months...
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Old July 12, 2017   #5
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Haha. I saw that and thought, yeah, I can get decent tomatoes at the supermarket - but not the same taste, not the colors, not the joy...
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Old July 12, 2017   #6
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And some folks wouldn't know what a good tomato tasted like if it hit them directly in the mouth...

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Old July 12, 2017   #7
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Default Cost of our tomato hobby

Obviously most of us don't save any money at all in our tomato growing hobby. But we do enjoy the remarkable taste of the tomato as God intended it to be. I know this cause I was talking to him the other day and that's what he told me, so it must be true.

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Obviously most of us don't save any money at all in our tomato growing hobby. But we do enjoy the remarkable taste of the tomato as God intended it to be. I know this cause I was talking to him the other day and that's what he told me, so it must be true.

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I can confirm as he told me the same. Plus I MAKE money & get to eat the best tomatoes in the universe (also a direct quote from G-O-D)
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I can confirm as he told me the same. Plus I MAKE money & get to eat the best tomatoes in the universe (also a direct quote from G-O-D)
"The best tomatoes in the Universe" are hard to beat !

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I don't save any money , nor I spend too much money growing tomatoes. But
I spend a lot of time and effort for growing them. An I enjoy doing ithe work as much as consuming the fruits. To me these are some of the things that money cannot buy.
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I made up for it with pickled okra and cucumbers.
Eating my pickled okra as we speak.

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Old July 14, 2017   #13
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Granted I haven't harvested a single ripe tomato yet, but I did tally costs, project future expenses, and estimate yields/grocery bill offset. Unless my harvest is a total dud or spend wildly, I do expect to save money in aggregate by year 3. Start seeds in March, shouldn't frost until October, that even prevents me from blowing money on other hobbies 8 months of the year. Those savings should be added to the return on tomato.
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Granted I haven't harvested a single ripe tomato yet, but I did tally costs, project future expenses, and estimate yields/grocery bill offset. Unless my harvest is a total dud or spend wildly, I do expect to save money in aggregate by year 3. Start seeds in March, shouldn't frost until October, that even prevents me from blowing money on other hobbies 8 months of the year. Those savings should be added to the return on tomato.
How do you calculate savings on something that cannot be bought?

Does not compute.....
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Old July 14, 2017   #15
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While I love eating them, and am obsessed with caring for them, my biggest joy comes from giving them- no charge, just passing them out and thinking that perhaps a family may be enjoying them that very evening at a dinner table- and perhaps that person will have the inspiration to grow their own the next year.
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