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    I've spent so much on plants it's not funny...haha. Wow, what I could've used that for... jeeze. Now I feel bad .
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    I figure most plants I've bought are bigger and nicer now than when I bought them. So theoretically, I could sell them all for a profit! Yeah, that's it, they're an investment!

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    Two flies one pitcher. Minus the crap eating. obregon562's Avatar
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    Yeah, that's it, they're an investment!
    of course! i knew this hobby had some sanity!
    "It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"

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    Quote Originally Posted by obregon562 View Post
    of course! i knew this hobby had some sanity!
    what is this sanity you speak of?
    Everything is explainable. The seemingly unexplainable is but a result of our insufficient knowledge.- Hans Brewer

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    Two flies one pitcher. Minus the crap eating. obregon562's Avatar
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    oh...wait...

    did i forget to put in before sanity?

    oh well...
    "It's easy to rip on cops, when you aren't the one needing saving"

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    Lets see..
    I just dug up my old grow list from lasy year.
    its essentially the same right now:

    Sarracenia X moorei 'Leah Wilkerson' (1)
    Sarracenia rubra ssp. alabamensis AL-02 (1)
    Sarracenia X 'Judith Hindle' (7)
    Sarracenia leucophylla (1)
    Sarracenia leucophylla 'Tarnoc' (5)
    Sarracenia leucophylla 'Red' (2)
    Sarracenia leucophylla 'Titan' (2) (in mini bog)
    Sarracenia X 'excellens' (2)
    Sarracenia flava (1)
    Sarracenia flava 'veinless' (1)
    Sarracenia purpurea (1)
    Sarracenia X wrigleyana 'Scarlet Belle' (1) (In mini bog)
    Sarracenia X 'dixie lace'

    Mixed sarracenia hybrids, unknown parentage (7)

    Sarracenia seedlings, 2 years old, grown from ICPS seed packs - sprouted Spring 2004:
    'Judith Hindle' X 'Ladies in Waiting' (11)
    Sarracenia leucophylla (25)
    Sarracenia flava, Walton Co. Florida (2)
    Sarracenia purpurea ssp. purpurea (1)

    Dionaea muscipula, mixed varieties, (50) (in mini bog)

    Drosera capensis (15) in 3 pots
    Drosera Binata (1)

    Pinguicula agnata (1)

    Nepenthes X chelsonii (3)


    Thats about 140 plants..
    during the last year, these 140 plants have cost me exactly... ZERO dollars!

    sunlight = free
    rainwater collected from the roof = free
    winter dormancy in basement stairwell = free.

    Last year I spent $5 on my collection..to build the rain collector.

    of course, I have no idea how much I spent on the plants themselves!
    probably a few hundred dollars over the years..
    but overall, I consider it a very inexpensive hobby!


    Scot

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    i think i planted them a little too close together... ne3p's Avatar
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    sadly my collection is somewhat limited by space and circumstances, i therefore haven't spent much

    as far as i can remember, i've bought a bag of grit (1.50), a bag of sand (1.00), plastic tubing (2.34), a funnel (0.45), a plastic jug (0.99), a water sprayer (2.97), a hygrometer (3.49), two plastic tubs (3.98), and a clear plastic bucket (now a terrarium) for 1.99.

    my kit therefore comes to the grand total of 18.71. almost everything else has been reclaimed (for example the small cold frame i found in pieces near the bottom of the garden).

    as for plants, i've spent 32.92 unless i've forgotten anything.

    so i've spent just over 50, but it was well worth it.


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    Well I was just checking my electric bill, and the itemization of the charges is ridiculous. Theres an Electricity Useage charge, and an Electricity Energy charge which is the cost for the power plant to produce the electricity. Then there are tiers for power consumption, and if you go over a baseline KwH, the rate goes up quickly. The Useage charge and the Energy charge should be combined to give a real amount that isn't confusing, but the Energy charge I guess can be deducted if you receive your electricity from a different company and use the utilities company to just distribute it. All in all I use ~550W, or 19.8 KwH a month and my bill can be ridiculous if we go over our "baseline allowance". I hate bills...
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