Quantity/Cost/Type of seeds?
This past weekend I stopped in to buy some seeds at what used to be "the oldest continuous running seed store in the country". As I stood in line I was amazed at the quantity of seeds people were buying. Most sales averaged ~$75.00 with one gentleman cashing out with a whopping $170+ worth of seeds.
My purchase, some seed potatoes, onions and a few packets of herb seed came in at $20 and I've probably spent another $10-$20 elsewhere as I still have seeds left over from past years. My garden is on the small side and feeds two people.
So, is this typical or was I in line with most of the local farmers? Maybe the $170 guy was starting from scratch? Would all the young couples in line have access to the acreage needed to plant such large gardens? I guess it's possible.
I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to share their average cost of seeds each year in relation to the size of the garden? No startup costs, just an average of what you spend assuming you will have access to seeds from prior years. Do you grow flowers too, or strictly veggies/fruits?
I must say I was pretty impressed to see so many people taking an interest in growing their own food!