Vegetable Garden Cost/Benefit Analysis

I decided I wanted to see if my gardening habit came even remotely close to paying for itself by comparing expenses to the value of what I produced based on market prices. Below are pics of the spreadsheets I am using to track this data.  I will update weekly with my participation in the Harvest Monday series at Daphne’s Dandelions.   Read my original post on this project for more details.

2010 Expenses

2010 Crop Value

Crop values based on prices at Brunswick, Maine, Farmers Market and the MOFGA Organic Price Report.


3 Responses to “Vegetable Garden Cost/Benefit Analysis”

  1. Abby Says:

    Hello Henbogle-

    this is a hilarious and completely understandable spreadsheet to me. As a backyard enthusiast with a tiny plot of land and no early-planting techniques, I would just shudder to do this….I have not trouble guessing which side of the profit margin I would be on. Carry on – I love seeing what other New England gardeners are up to.


  2. Jeannie Says:

    Ali, it looks like your making headway!!! Keep it up! Just do me one favor please? I worked for a local vegetable grower in Brewster, Just please don’t add your time and labor of love. It will ruin the total. Because overall, your eating healthy and that’s what counts. Along with what you are charting. You and Dan should be in the BLACK by the end of July or some where in August!

  3. Daphne Says:

    It won’t take you long to be in the black. I’ve got such a long way to go this year. I’m guessing since I planted two gardens and probably won’t be able to harvest from two for the summer season, my totals won’t be very high as last year. But you never know. The summer crops ought to grow well this year.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: