My $3.26 Dollar Zucchini!

I decided to grow my own zucchini.  It’s been about 5 weeks now, and I have tiny zucchini coming and lots of big yellow squash blossoms.

It is really fun to plant them and shop for them, and water them every day, but I just had the most depressing thought — these zucchini, even assuming I get 25 or 30 this summer, are going to end up costing me over THREE DOLLARS EACH!

This occured to me while I was out buying mulch and organic fertilizer.  Check my math:

4 zucchini plants — $6.00
4 Big Containers  –   35.00
2 bags Potting Soil-  14.00
2 bags mulch –              8.00
organic fertilizer –     15.00
Water estimate          20.00

Total:      $98.00

Divided by the thirty actual zucchini I will get, and it is organic zucchini,  that means
each zucchini will cost $3.26!

And I’m not counting my time, and the gas to get to the Home Depot, etc.

On the bright side, I will probably have 60-100, instead of 30, and they will taste incredible, and have no pesticides and be wonderfully fresh!

I am diligently researching zucchini recipes so I will be ready in 4 weeks when they are ready to pick.   Send on any great zucchini recipes and I will try them, and photograph them and post the results!

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About GetHealthy&Happier

I'm your basic California health nut, aging baby boomer, relegated to south Florida, taking my California values with me including vegetarian-vegan lifestyle; animal rights advocate; beagle owner; Edgar Cayce fan; fresh juice fanatic; lost 75 pounds in the last 2 years; water aerobics/water yoga exerciser; musician, dancer, your basic happy person -- just healthier!
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1 Response to My $3.26 Dollar Zucchini!

  1. That is hilarious! Here’s the deal, you can grow other veggies, flowers, whatever too. then the cost won’t be quite as high, right?! 🙂 I can always justify my spending!

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