Diminishing Returns

Fellow compulsive spreadsheeters will be delighted to know that as of this week, last season’s vegetables have finally broken even, after the latest serving of broccoli. The broccoli is still going strong, but it’s getting a bit fractal: each time I cut a stalk, I leave two smaller sprouts on either side to grow up into new stalks, so each individual stalk is getting smaller and smaller, making picking it quite time consuming. Still, it is quite delicious, adjusted for being a vegetable.

Not only that, but the first crop of the 2010 season has just been picked:

Yep, a homeopathic quantity of salad worth all of 23p, according to the supermarket comparison site. Set against £50.01 expenditure so far, but hey, everyone’s got to start somewhere. This also means that we’re eating last season’s and this season’s vegetables at once which, I think, is pretty damn cool.

Also nothing’s died yet*. Although that, surely, is only a matter of time.

*except about 476 slugs.


7 Responses to Diminishing Returns

  1. I have to admire your dedication……!

  2. The PaperBoy says:

    Actually if that’s 19g of salad, that’s enough for Glasgow for 10 years…

  3. disgruntled says:

    UHDD – my dedication to broccoli picking? Or spreadsheets? (or slug destruction?)
    PB – there was a time when it would have done me for 10 years too

  4. John Gibson says:

    looks very nice.

  5. Dom says:

    Salad is what food eats 🙂

  6. Yes, yes, yes. But especially the spreadsheet.

  7. […] already made exactly five quid profit this season (last season it was more than a year before I finally broke even). This is a return on investment of over 7% in six months which is a hell of a lot better than just […]

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