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New Guinea Impatiens in Hanging Baskets
Greenhouse Costs of Production Budget

Table 6. Costs of producing New Guinea impatiens in 8-inch baskets from cuttings.
 

 
Finished Flat Costs
  Small Medium Large 
Variable costs      
Rooted cutting1 $1.26 $1.08 $1.02
Basket 0.61 0.53 0.49
Rooting medium 0.06 0.06 0.06
Labels 0.04 0.03 0.03
Fertilizer 0.09 0.08 0.07
Pesticide & fungicide 0.09 0.08 0.07
Labor 0.50 0.50 0.50
Interest on variable costs 0.12 0.11 0.10
       
Total variable costs $2.77 $2.47 $2.35
Overhead costs2 2.33 1.73 1.66
Loss allocation 0.27 0.22 0.21
Total per pot $5.37 $4.41 $4.22
1. 3 cuttings per pot.
2. 6 weeks pot-to-pot, 9 weeks on 12-inch centers.

 

Table 7. Costs of producing New Guinea impatiens in 8-inch pots.
 

    Greenhouse Size
Production time Spacing
Small
Medium
Large
         
8 weeks 12-inch centers
3.90
3.32
3.17
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 14-inch centers
4.05
3.44
3.28
2 weeks at final spacing) 16-inch centers
4.22
3.57
3.41
  18-inch centers
4.42
3.71
3.55
  20-inch centers
4.65
3.88
3.70
         
10 weeks 12-inch centers
4.32
3.63
3.47
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 14-inch centers
4.62
3.86
3.69
4 weeks at final spacing) 16-inch centers
4.97
4.12
3.94
  18-inch centers
5.37
4.41
4.22
  20-inch centers
5.82
5.74
4.53
         
12 weeks 12-inch centers
4.74
3.95
3.77
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 14-inch centers
5.20
4.28
4.09
6 weeks at final spacing) 16-inch centers
5.72
4.67
4.47
  18-inch centers
6.32
5.11
4.89
  20-inch centers
6.99
5.61
5.36
         
14 weeks 12-inch centers
5.16
4.26
4.07
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 14-inch centers
5.77
4.71
4.50
8 weeks at final spacing) 16-inch centers
6.47
5.23
5.00
  18-inch centers
7.27
5.82
5.56
  20-inch centers
8.15
6.47
6.20
         
15 weeks 12-inch centers
5.37
4.41
4.22
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 14-inch centers
6.06
4.92
4.70
9 weeks at final spacing) 16-inch centers
6.84
5.50
5.27
  18-inch centers
7.74
6.17
5.90
  20-inch centers
8.74
6.91
6.61
         
16 weeks 12-inch centers
5.58
4.57
4.37
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 14-inch centers
6.34
5.13
4.91
10 weeks at final spacing ) 16-inch centers
7.22
5.78
5.53
  18-inch centers
8.21
6.52
6.24
  20-inch centers
9.32
7.34
7.03
 

 

Table 9. Costs of producing New Guinea impatiens in 10-inch hanging baskets from cuttings.
 

 
Finished Flat Costs
  Small Medium Large
Variable costs      
Rooted cutting1 $2.10 $1.80 $1.70
Basket 0.83 0.71 0.66
Rooting medium 0.14 0.14 0.13
Labels 0.04 0.03 0.03
Fertilizer 0.21 0.18 0.17
Pesticide & fungicide 0.14 0.12 0.11
Labor 0.64 0.64 0.64
Interest on variable costs 0.18 0.16 0.15
       
Total variable costs $4.28 $3.78 $3.59
Overhead costs2 3.65 2.70 2.59
Loss allocation 0.42 0.34 0.33
       
Total per pot $8.35 $6.82 $6.51
1. 5 cuttings per pot.
2. 6 weeks pot-to-pot, 9 weeks on 15-inch centers.

 

 

Table 10. Costs of producing New Guinae impatiens in 10-inch baskets.
 

    Size
Production time Spacing Small Medium Large
         
8 weeks 15-inch centers 6.05 5.12 4.87
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 16-inch centers 6.14 5.19 4.94
2 weeks to final spray) 18-inch centers 6.33 5.33 5.08
  20-inch centers 6.56 5.50 5.24
         
10 weeks 15-inch centers 6.70 5.60 5.34
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 16-inch centers 6.88 5.74 5.47
4 weeks to final spray) 18-inch centers 7.28 6.03 5.75
  20-inch centers 7.73 6.36 6.07
         
12 weeks 15-inch centers 7.36 6.09 5.81
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 16-inch centers 7.63 6.29 6.00
6 weeks to final spray) 18-inch centers 8.23 6.73 6.42
  20-inch centers 8.90 7.23 6.90
         
14 weeks 15-inch centers 8.02 6.58 6.28
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 16-inch centers 8.38 6.85 6.53
8 weeks to final spray) 18-inch centers 9.18 7.44 7.10
  20-inch centers  10.07 8.09 7.73
         
15 weeks 15-inch centers 8.35 6.82 6.51
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 16-inch centers 8.76 7.12 6.80
9 weeks to final spray) 18-inch centers 9.65 7.79 7.43
  20-inch centers  10.65 8.53 8.14
         
16 weeks 15-inch centers 8.68 7.07 6.74
(6 weeks pot-to-pot 16-inch centers 9.13 7.40 7.06
10 weeks to final spray) 18-inch centers  10.12 8.14 7.77
  20-inch centers  11.24 8.96 8.56
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