Tuesday, October 20, 2009

But why do you want so much garlic?

I've been very busy working on my farm plan.  I am a very good farm planner.  I am a very poor farmer. 

I have been working on garlic.  I bought three heads of seed garlic on ebay and was able to plant TEN cloves, so I will have TEN heads next fall.  Not much of a money maker there.  SO, I ordered SIX more heads from Johnny's Seeds (with shipping it was like $30.00-ouch) so I will have a total of THIRTY-FOUR cloves planted, so I should get THIRTY-FOUR heads next fall.  Still, barely enough to keep the vampires away.  BUT, I figured if I plant the cloves from the THIRTY-FOUR heads in the fall of 2010, then I will have ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX cloves to plant, and then in the fall of 2011, I will have FIVE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR cloves to plant, 2012, TWO THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX, 2013, EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND FOUR, and then in 2014 I will have THIRTY FOUR THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN cloves of garlic to plant.  If I sell half of my garlic at $.50 a head, I will make $8,704.00. and be able to plant the other half for 2015 at which time I will have SIXTY NINE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO heads of garlic and if I sell half and plant half, I will make $17,408.00.   

Therefore, how long did it take Ms. Delores Porches to get from Kalamozoo, Michigan to Lake Titicaca, Peru if she WASN'T wearing a hat? 

Smiles from the (stinky) farm,


  1. In my estimation, you are spending entirely too much time thinking and not enough eating - Peanuts, that is. The Little UnDead does not like your plan, by the way.

  2. Do goats eat garlic? Maybe they should. You know how goats are often used for sacrificial rites...sort of a vampire/goul type thing. You could market your garlic as a goat protector. Then, you could charge more $$$$$ for your garlic, and earn even more thousands of $$$$$$.When you make all that money, let me know when you attend the auction....I wouldn't want to bid against you with all that extra cash you'll have. Hugs, Kathleen

  3. And so it goes, on and on and on and on. I love garlic and can't wait for you to be rich in a couple of years, then I can say, "oh, I knew her when." Char

  4. I think our up coming Holiday Halloween, is affecting your thinking? tee hee

  5. That might be enough garlic for a year; probably not though.

  6. Sounds like a good plan to me! : )
    Warm wishes and happy planting!