Hosta By Kelley
The 2018 Cost of Having a Hobby
This docket returns for 2018 to keep me honest with myself about how much I really spend on this 'hobby'. During 2017 I spent $400 more than what I had intended. That's a pretty hard reality when one lives on the edge of poverty, and screams the question am I really living within my means for the money I have.
My goal for expenses for 2018 is between 500 to 600 dollars.
Costs in white are costs already paid for. Costs in Orange are expected expenses. So here we go:
Item 2018 Cost 2017 Cost Notes
2018 Plant Cost 100.00
2017 Plant Cost 297.00 between 13 plsnts. $22.85 average cost.
Acrylic Stakes $135.00 100 Stakes; re-usable several years.
Labeling Tape 25.00 Ought to last the life of the stake.
Plastic Tarp 74.00 Life time unknown; presuming four year.
Hair Nets 30.00 Planter covers for Seed Growing
Website and Internet costs (in-perpetuity of this website)
Adobe Muse 215.00 215.00 Monthly Cost $26.50; life time of writing.
Transition Consul. 50.00
Domain Name/Security 94.00 94.00 Annual Cost
Web Hosting 200.00 200.00 Monthly Cost (first 8 months; #25.00)
Website and Internet costs (One time costs)
Movavi Video Converter 7 40.00
Current Estimate 639.00 1,131.00
Refunds White Feather - 36.00
Revised Estimate: 639.00 1,094.00
Average Monthly Cost: 79.86 136.75 Based on a 8 month growing season
Comments for 2018 Season
The expense goal indicated above was written before I entered the estimated costs (in orange). I have a minor expense for Garden Mainenance this year as I will need hair nets to protect seedings in planters; hoping that the cost will be lower. The tarp is already exceeding expectations for water control. Naturally plant survival effects the plant cost for the year. The website and Internet costs are the huge expenses as they support the direct existence to THIS website.
end of the 2017 Season
Looking back over the 2017 year. Some how I've managed to achieve 90% of my goals for the year; but I've had problems also.
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Plant Name Menu Codes:
In Gardner's collection: green.
In Collection but is an unregistered sport: BLUE.
Past Plants that are no longer in the collection: Brown.