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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Puss View Post
    ^I employ Mr Snoop, but he doesn't charge me anything. Just as well, though, as I'd start thinking about charging for meals cooked!
    Is that not part of a wife's duties, to cook meals as and when rquired
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    I have noted that "cost of your time" has been mentioned several times, I don't understand how this can possibly be quantified, how can you cost something when you do not take into account how much it costs you to sit and watch TV or any activity that you would have been doing (eg. going to the football, cinema etc.) if you had not been in the garden?

    Or asking silly hipothetical questions as. you are bored because you can't get out to the garden due to the bad weather
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    How about less the saving of not paying for a gym membership due to allotmenting.
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    How about the bad back treatments required due to lifting heavy stuff ? - this is getting out of hand :-)

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    No but actually, you are all making a good point! It's not just the vegetables that we grow and can eat or give away, or the money spent on the plot, or how many portions of food we get from it... For me, just as much as all of that, it's also about me spending time and money on gardening and growing veg that means I don't have the time, and therefore save money, on not going on so many nights out! Then all of a sudden my GYO spending are really quite cheap
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    Those of us who grow at home in our gardens have to maintain those gardens, in some way of another, whether it be by turning it all to lawn and mowing it, paving it over (heaven forbid), filling it with flowers/shrubs and, of course growing edibles.
    Whichever way you do it, involves cost and effort. Therefore, M'lud, I suggest that growing edibles is no different to maintaining your "space" in any other way - plus you have something to eat at the end of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Those of us who grow at home in our gardens have to maintain those gardens, in some way of another, whether it be by turning it all to lawn and mowing it, paving it over (heaven forbid), filling it with flowers/shrubs and, of course growing edibles.
    Whichever way you do it, involves cost and effort. Therefore, M'lud, I suggest that growing edibles is no different to maintaining your "space" in any other way - plus you have something to eat at the end of it.
    You haven't seen my garden VC, which looks like a cross between a nature park gone awry and a junk yard for the most part :-) - I do spend a lot of time sitting in it and looking at things, but maintaining it, not so much ....
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    Don't worry Nick - mine's the same. I don't often sit in it though, I'm more of a wander and ponder sort of person.
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