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How much money have you spent on this hobby?

Less than $30
1
2%
$30 - $50
1
2%
$51 - $80
1
2%
$81 - $101
No votes
0%
$101 - $150
3
7%
$151 - $200
2
5%
$201 - $280
No votes
0%
$281 - $350
3
7%
More than $350
4
9%
More than $700
3
7%
More than $1000
22
51%
I don't know...
3
7%
By yardleyq1987
Posts:  145
Joined:  Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:31 pm
#327809
$624.39.. not including shipping, taxes, and supplies. My most spent on categories are VFT's followed by Sundews.. I created an excel sheet that shows my collection, date of purchase, and price. I really thought I was in the $200 range..oops.
By KategoricalKarnivore
Posts:  1724
Joined:  Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:00 pm
#327810
I rarely spend money on plants. I mostly just trade with other growers. I do spend money on lights, soil, and pots though. No idea how much though.
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By ChefDean
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Posts:  3116
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#327815
A charged question with very subjective answers.
Over the years, with my failures and successes, I have kept it low-key. I would say over $300, but under $500, with the majority being spent on distilled water. I would say that I will definitely spend more in the future.
However, my wife has stayed mostly silent while I pursued this hobby on a small scale. But, if you were to ask her directly, she would likely say that I've done enough, and should stop spending money on water for goodness sake! (But she has bought me 3 plants herself. 1 Sarracenia and 2 VFT's)
Love that woman!
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By yardleyq1987
Posts:  145
Joined:  Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:31 pm
#327819
ChefDean wrote:A charged question with very subjective answers.
Over the years, with my failures and successes, I have kept it low-key. I would say over $300, but under $500, with the majority being spent on distilled water. I would say that I will definitely spend more in the future.
However, my wife has stayed mostly silent while I pursued this hobby on a small scale. But, if you were to ask her directly, she would likely say that I've done enough, and should stop spending money on water for goodness sake! (But she has bought me 3 plants herself. 1 Sarracenia and 2 VFT's)
Love that woman!
I second the expenses on distilled water. I'm paying 1.50 per gallon currently and I go through many during the summer. I have a rainy forecast coming up, so I want to start collecting rainwater to help ease water expenses. It's always good to have a supporter on your side! Here is my summary below:

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By Bob Beer
Posts:  587
Joined:  Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:39 am
#327857
Okay seriously...do we have to figure in our monthly electric bills for the grow lights? :-) I work at a plant store so I get a discount...and one of my T5 units is a loaner. I initially bought a lot of pings but started trading mostly after that. And considering how many I’ve sold from my own propagation...maybe around 500? It’s probably wrong and I’m probably deep in denial!


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By riveraXVX
Posts:  1098
Joined:  Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:29 am
#327899
I'm not sure what we have spent honestly but I'd say probably around the $300 range a little more if you are counting supplies (lights/pots/trays/etc) probably closer to $500 but we tend to buy everything we can in large bulk for the future
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By Jeeper
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Posts:  403
Joined:  Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:47 am
#327951
More than my saltwater reef tank days (which was a lot), but less than my antique wiilys truck hobby... I like expensive things...
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By bananaman
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Posts:  2059
Joined:  Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 am
#327954
Quite a lot. But I've also been in the hobby for about a decade (I've been an ICPS member since 2009, and I started growing them before that). Between my lights and my plants and soil and water and shipping stuff to people for free, it's probably quite high. While I did get lots of my plants for cheap/free (either as gifts or seeds or trades), everything else adds up too.
By Painley
Posts:  182
Joined:  Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:06 pm
#328166
A little over 500 probably and I have only been growing for 2 years. It's just super addictive. I keep finding myself shopping for plants.

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By DragonsEye
Posts:  274
Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#376240
Honestly, couldn't say. Been growing plants for decades. Many plants have been purchased, others obtained by trade. With trade, does one include $ spent on postage? Then there is the $ spent on supplies and electricity for lighting, not to mention the light bulbs/fixtures themselves. So probably more than I realize or really want to know.
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